United Nations: No Admittance

The United Nations regularly undergoes a ritual known as the Red China debate, which since 1961 has always ended with the continued exclusion of Peking from the U.N. This year there was so much talk, so many varied plans and so many headlines about attempts to get Red China into the U.N. that it seemed as if things might be different. They were different, all right, but in a way that surprised many of the commentators. Instead of increasing its support, Red China last week suffered a crushing defeat. Members not only barred Peking by a vote of 57-46 (v....

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