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Study asks for US accord with Peking on arms sales

A Brookings Institution study says the United States and mainland China must compromise their differences over American arms sales to Taiwan, or risk creating new instability in Asia.

The US should place high priority on resolving the issue - the only serious conflict in its relations with the communist nation - the study by senior Brookings fellow A. Doak Barnett said. The study also asserted that Chinese leaders have modified their view of world politics, placing less confidence in US foreign policy and reducing their estimates of the Soviet military threat.

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