CHINA: Parrying a Policy

Richard Nixon's arrival in the White House was welcomed with particular warmth in Taipei. After all, the former Vice President was well known as a vigorous antiCommunist, and Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek naturally expected him to continue Washington's longstanding policy of isolating the Red government on China's mainland. Of late, however, the warmth has turned to deep dismay over the Nixon Administration's increasingly friendly gestures toward the mainland government.

Washington announced last November that it would no longer oppose seating Peking in the United Nations so long as Taiwan retained its seat...

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