CHINA: A Diplomatic Offensive

Whereby enemies become friends (and vice versa)

As the People's National Airline jet set down at Kingston's airport last week, Jamaica's top government officials were on hand to greet Chinese Vice Premier Keng Piao and his 27-member entourage. The visitor declared that "China and Jamaica both belong to the Third World." Later, at a luncheon given by Democratic Socialist Prime Minister Michael Manley, the handsome, white-haired Chinese leader delivered a now familiar blast at the Americans and the Russians: "The superpowers are racking their brains to divide and sabotage the Third World movement by despicable means, but the nonaligned countries are...

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