History Beckons Again

On the road in China, Reagan hears about opportunities and obstacles

Philosophically, it had been a long march indeed for Ronald Reagan. Just five years ago, when full diplomatic relations were established with China and cut with Taiwan, Candidate Reagan sputtered angrily. He said he had just watched Washington "cold-bloodedly betray a friend for political expediency. The memory will not go away." Maybe not, but it has obviously faded some. Reagan's frothy six days in the country that he used to call "Red China," is his presidency's most important foreign trip by far. Speaking...

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