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Launched upon 1973

between West Europe, Japan and the United States. In contrast, despite our military victory in 1971, we remain pegged to the banality of bi-polarism. What is worse, in economic terms, we count for nothing and therefore can apply little pressure via those two mercenaries, Japan and West Europe, An opening toward China would seem to be crucially important if a policy of checks and balances is to have even a semblance of credibility. One would indeed hope that the Prime Minister's visit to Nepal did involve more than what met the eye, and that arrangements were made for a few cautious gambits involving the neighbour beyond. There have been some recent reports in the press pertaining to the terms which have been informally hawked around by China's emissaries for burying the hatchet. If what the Chinese have seemingly suggested are their maximum demands, an agreement should not be difficult to reach. The Prime Minister has now enough stature in the country, and will perhaps have the support of the major opposition groups

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