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    The U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Mr George Bush was pressed by a reporter in?

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    The U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Mr George Bush was pressed by a reporter in New York on Tuesday on the possibility of a change in American policy regarding admission to the U.N. of the People's Republic of China. For more than 20 years the United States has recognised Taiwan at the U.N. as representative of the "Chinese Republic".

    Mr Bush had just played a light-hearted game of table-tennis with Jack Howard, captain of the American table-tennis team which caused such a flurry of diplomatic activity with its visit to China, which is to be followed up by visits by Chinese teams to America and Britain.

    Mr Bush was reluctant to comment on whether any change in U.S. policy on the admission of China to the U.N. was likely, but he did say that the question was under review now at the very highest level. He was questioned by a N.B.C. reporter.

    SYNOPSIS: The latest weapon in the American diplomatic arsenal seems to be the table tennis bat. On Tuesday at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, George Bush the U.S. ambassador took on Jack Howard, the captain of the U.S. table tennis team which has just returned from the People's Republic of China.

    Only four points were played, with ambassador Bush diplomatically claiming victory at this point. Later he talked to reporters about U.S. policy towards China after the success of the table-tennis team's historic visit.....

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