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I imagine sooner or later there will be, although oddly enough I've had a harder
time -- or it seems to me to be harder to make some progress -- on this than on the
recognition question. Of course, we all realized that in the terms -- and I, too, am very
much aware of this -- in which we are proposing recognition, or for that matter in which I
would propose admission to the U.N., Communist China almost surely will not accept it.
That doesn't bother me. What bothers me is the position of the United States being
unrealistic, and this is what I felt the Times ought to do its part in, to encourage the United
States Government to take what I consider at least a more realistic position in respect to
China, even though Communist China will not accept this position because it involves two
Chinas. And what I'm advocating is essentially a two-China policy.
Did that editorial appear on a Saturday?
No, it did not appear on a Saturday; it certainly did not. It appeared during the
week, but it did appear between Christmas and New Year's, which is not such a good time
of year, but that was only coincidental. Really, the timing was purely accidental. It came in
that day to me, as I say, without any immediate prior discussion. It came in after the close
of the U.N session. This had something to do with it.
Was it from a member of the Editorial Board or from someone else in the Times?
It was very definitely from a member of the Editorial Board. I'd rather not state
who was the author. It was not myself, incidentally.
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