Changing World Position of Red China
Impact of China's Bomb on Country's Status
Explosion of an atomic device by the Communist Chinese on October 16, though only an initial step on the road to full nuclear development, gave Red China added stature on the world stage. It may be years before the Chinese can attain significant nuclear strength, but the most populous nation on the globe has demonstrated that it is on the way to becoming a nuclear power. That fact injects a new and ominous element into world politics. Its influence may be apparent when the perennial question of giving the Peoples Republic of China representation in the United Nations comes up once more at the opening of the 19th regular session of the General ...