China: Enter Smiling

Zhao comes calling on the U.S. "There is a saying," Premier Zhao Ziyang once remarked of his agricultural experiments in China's Sichuan province, " 'When you cross the river, you grope for the stones' But you must cross the river. You cannot just jump over it." This week Zhao will apply that delicate maxim to the troubled waters of Chinese-U.S. relations, which until three months ago were in their most turbulent state since Richard Nixon's opening to China in 1972. As he left Peking for his first visit to the U.S. and talks with President Reagan this week,...

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