China: Leaning Toward the Mainland

Quietly, the U.S. is favoring China over Taiwan

" One billion Chinese people are not be bullied." With that harsh rejoinder, Peking's official New China News Agency recently went out of its way to lambast a Wall Street Journal editorial that called on the Reagan Administration to "stop cringing every time Peking throws a tantrum," and give more help to Taiwan. Some Americans, an article by the New China News Agency said, believe that China is "a piece of cake to be sliced as they please."

That is hardly the case. Successive Washington Administrations have performed a difficult and delicate diplomatic...

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