People, Jan. 23, 1978

Getting Shanghaied with Ted Kennedy suited his extended family just fine. At the invitation of the Chinese government, eleven members of the clan trooped enthusiastically around the People's Republic on a 15-day tour. Besides his wife Joan and brood of three, Kennedy brought along three sisters, a brother-in-law, R.F.K.'s son Michael and J.F.K.'s daughter Caroline. The group, shooting photographs for TIME as they traveled, visited a silk weaving mill and a tea commune in Hangchow, a prison in Shanghai, and the Great Wall. In addition to seeing the sights, the Senator looked up...

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