ASIA: China and Japan Hug and Make Up

Teng cuts a triumphant swath through Tokyo

Throughout the vast land, the New China News Agency delivered itself of rhapsodic song. "As the plane carrying Deputy Premier Teng Hsiao-p'ing approached Tokyo Bay, towering Mount Fuji caught the eye with its beautiful snowy peak standing out in bold relief against the blue sky."

That effusion was only the beginning. For days last week the avalanche of words and pictures from Peking's official press inundated the Chinese people on the occasion of Teng's historic visit to Japan. Chinese television was dominated by images of...

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