China: High Dudgeon

Flight 801 sparks a row

Right on the button, at 8:20 p.m., the huge Lockheed L1011 jetliner swept out of the evening darkness and touched down at the Chiang Kai-shek International Airport near Taipei. Flight 801 from Tokyo was the first plane bearing the blue and white colors of Pan American World Airways to land in Taiwan since 1978; less than 24 hours after its 113 passengers had disembarked last Wednesday, it was at the center of a diplomatic row between the U.S. and China. In Peking, China's Assistant Foreign Minister summoned the U.S. chargé d'affaires and delivered a formal note...

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