National Affairs: Koo to Tong

V. K. Wellington Koo joined China's diplomatic service with the establishment of the Republic in 1912, and for nearly 45 years spoke brilliantly and urbanely for his awakening country at every major international conference, at almost every major capital. A graduate of Columbia University, he was Minister to Washington at 28; he was three times China's Foreign Minister, once its Prime Minister, once its Finance Minister. He is one of two living diplomats* who drafted the League of Nations Covenant in 1919; nearly a quarter century later he helped draft the U.N. Charter....

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