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

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Zhao Ziyang Makes a Point

Zhao Ziyang Makes a Point G P D ZHAO ZIYANG, Prime Minister of China, has just concluded a visit to the United States. The trip seems to have yielded nothing significant except the fact that the trip was finally undertaken. Even that is not very surprising. The Chinese-US relationship has reached a stage of development where it would have been surmising if the Chinese had made their displeasure with American policies so explicit as not to go through with the plans of Zhao Ziyang's visit to the US. They did drop some hints to the contrary. Reagan in his present mood could not have taken these hints to heart and lamented the possible non-arrival of the Chinese Prime Minister. His reaction or rather the lack of it once again demonstrated that the Sino- American relationship is an unequal one and no matter how hard the Chinese might try to show it to be otherwise, they are at the receiving end. In short, the trip had to be gone through and so it was.

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