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HONGKONG- Why China Wants Control

January 7,1984 around Berlin' which, it says, remains of "fundamental :importance to East- West relations''. Such a situation, it is pointed out, continues to depend in particular on the strict observance and full implementation of the Quadrapar- tite Agreement of September 3, 1971. "The Allies hope that the further development of co-operation between the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic will benefit Berlin and the people in both States in Germany and will strengthen peace in Europe in the current state of international relations." The inclusion of this paragraph in the final communique is looked upon as a success by the West German government. The much-feared 'ice-age' in East- West German relations has not been ushered in, despite the deployment decision in Bonn. In fact, both Chancellor Helmut Kohl and President Erich Honecker have been talking of a Verantwortungsgemeinsohaft between the. two German States which should constitute a community of responsibility for peace in Europe. Honecker has also spoken of reducing the consequences of deployment

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