DIPLOMACY: Working from a New Map in Asia

Henry Kissinger has made seven trips to Peking since his dramatic secret visit in 1971. Last week he flew off on a five-day journey to the Far East that will take him to Tokyo (twice), as well as to the capital of the People's Republic. Around Washington, some of the Secretary's critics were asking, "Is this trip necessary?" Although the U.S. and China still have major areas of disagreement—notably over the status of Taiwan—they have learned to live with their differences. The Secretary of State is friendly with the men who make China's...

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