The Press: Peking Tact

While touring the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, a group of senior Chinese journalists and information officials paused to take pictures of each other.

Looming in their view finders were the modernistic and now familiar contours of the Watergate complex. That was about as close as the Chinese showed any desire to get to Watergate—the real estate or the scandal—in their extraordinary travels across the U.S. But the subject kept following them.

Henry Kissinger touched on Watergate, telling them: "You are here at a time when home policy is more in the news than foreign policy. When you...

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