CHINA ENTERS THE UNITED NATIONS: A New Era for the World Organization by Peter A. Poole

CHINA ENTERS THE UNITED NATIONS: A New Era for the World Organization

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Peter Poole outlines the People's Republic of China's efforts -- interrupted over the years by domestic problems -- to win admission to the United Nations and discusses how UN membership has affected her goal of becoming a leader of the underdeveloped nations and an opposition spokesman against both the Soviet Union and the U.S. Poole concludes that China's UN voice will effectively move her into more ""moderate, thoughtful positions"" and predicts that the death of their ""present elderly leaders"" will facilitate a political accommodation between China and Taiwan. It's useful, terse reportage; however former foreign service officer Poole is sometimes judicious to the point of abstraction in his comments on U.S.-China relations 'and his essay would best be regarded as an afterword to such broad based histories as Esherick and Schell's Modern China (1972) and, especially, Walton's The United States and the Far East (KR, p. 377, J-171).

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1974
Page count: 96pp
Publisher: Franklin Watts