Man Of The Year: Squall over Carter's Move

Conservatives campaign against the U.S. deal with Peking

A gutsy, courageous decision," declared Democratic Senator Frank Church of Idaho, who will become chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee when the 96th Congress convenes in mid-January. "An act of treachery," countered Republican Congressman John Ashbrook of Ohio, a leader of the conservative bloc on Capitol Hill.

So raged the debate in the U.S. last week over Jimmy Carter's decision to break diplomatic relations with the Nationalist Chinese government in Taipei, cancel Washington's defense treaty with Taiwan and open full diplomatic relations with the Communist...

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