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Part of the Pattern

Skylark 284 Frere Road Bombay 1 Editor KRISHNA RAJ Assistant Editors Rajani X Desai, Jawid Lalq Business Managar: A Fernandas Circulation Manager: Shiv Patil Editorial Staff Colin do Souza, Ashok Rao, A A Dalvi Part of the Pattern THE Japanese Prime Minister's visit to China and the decision to re-establish diplomatic relations between Tokyo and Peking after a break of more than 35 years, while heralding a new era in Sino-Japanese relations, are very much part of the international jockeying to maintain at least a semblance of power parity which has been carried on with greater than usual vigour by the big powers since the thawing of Sino-American relations. The Tanaka visit to Peking lulls into the pattern of the Nixon visits to Peking and Moscow, the Brandt sojourn in Moscow, Groinyko and Heath in Tokyo, Brezhnev in Paris, Schumann in Peking and several other diplomatic journeys between the capitals of the Soviet Union, the United States, China, Japan and Western Europe, which represent, at least for the moment, the major poles of international economic, political and military power, All these journeys have been made with the express purpose of exuding bonhomie and, much more significantly, with the goal of preventing the development of an exclusive relationship between any two poles of power.

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