US still hazy on arms for China
Washington The Reagan administration has not yet decided how far it wants to go in the direction of selling arms to China. This is the reason, reports Moni tor correspondent Daniel Southerland, for the postponement of a visit to Washington by the deputy chief of China's general staff, Liu Huaqing. The United States agreed to lift restrictions on arms sales to China in June and agreed in principle to the idea of selling arms to the Chinese during the Secretary of State Alexander M. Haig Jr.'s visit to China that same month. Mr. Liu was then to come to Washington to discuss details. But the US has now asked for a postponement of the visit. As one administration official explained it: "We're going through a period of some indecision here. . . . We have got to get our house in order before we talk."
Edited by Clara Germani