ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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SAIGON- A Prolonged War

If Chou En-lai's statement of July 22 is any guide, the most ticklish problem between China and the US going to be that of Japan and its role in Asia. China would insist that as the US is forced to leave the ports of Asia, it does not as a parting gift try to put Japan in a position to share its erstwhile role in Asia. The Japanese, unlike the Americans, have successfully ruled this part of Asia once, China's security problems are further complicated with the rise of the Japanese superstate. It is to be seen what position Presidetit Nixon takes on this question. It is difficult to see at the moment what assurances Nixon can possibly give to the Chinese on this account.

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