DIPLOMACY: China: Who's Afraid of Det

Chinese Foreign Minister Chiao Kuan-hua set his chopsticks beside his bowl of shark's fin and crab meat. Then he rose and made a toast. "The stark reality is not that détente has developed to a new stage, but that the danger of a new world war is mounting," Chiao told 300 listeners in Peking's Great Hall of the People. "To base oneself on illusions will only abet the ambitions of expansionists and lead to grave consequences. In the face of the growing danger of war, China's fundamental policy is to dig tunnels...

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