China Policy

Archive Report

Looming of New Policy Toward Red China

A CRACK in the American policy of trying to hold Communist China virtually in quarantine showed up for the first time, July 18, when Secretary of State Dulles offered to validate the passports of a limited number of American newsmen for travel in China for a limited period. The press and radio-television representatives who conferred with the Secretary did not accept or reject his offer, though they made it plain that they were reluctant to agree to the proposed limits on news coverage. Whether or not American correspondents actually go to Red China, the offer to authorize the travel represented a considerable backdown. The State Department had previously refused to validate any passport for that purpose and had ...

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