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World Bank membership for Peking advances

Robert S. McNamara, president of the World Bank, said Tuesday he had just completed five days of talks with Chinese leaders on Peking's future membership in the organization. China's seat at the World Bank is now held by Taiwan. A World Bank official with Mr. McNamara said that substantial progress was made during the talks on "the changing of representation" from Taiwan To Peking. But both men declined to comment on when Peking might be able to join.