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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 13, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas CAPk South Africa OAP m one Whirlwind Edward Kennedy nettled South Africas white minority rulers and focused attentS on Sis countrys racial problems in a way that few other rulesHis questioning forced answers from white administrators of apartheid fStCfn of racidl abrogation who customarily dismiss questions from South Africans His visits to black migrant compounds in segregated townships to a black village whose residents are threatened with and to a condemned shanty city gained publicity for places that whites normally ignore He stood outside Pollsmoor calling for the release of political prisoners and thus allowing photographers to film the jail normally an offense under security He drew thousands of blacks to an outdoor meeting also At that a flag of the outlawed African National Congress guerrilla movement was unfurled yet another crime in South Whatever the longterm results of his tour the Massachusetts Democrat unsettled white leaders in unprecedented Angered by his antiapartheid they sought to deflect attention from the message to the messenger Cabinet ministers accused him of shooting from the hip of coming with little information about South Africas complex racial conflict and with his mind already made Offended by his campaignstyle of they accused Kennedy df exploiting the tour to launtih a bid for the presidency in Stories reviewed Kennedys past personal Kennedys penchant for threeto fiveminute statements issued against dramatic backgrounds of black poverty seemed tailored for But he tried to shift attention from himself to what he called the bad The real question is not whether I will ever Seek the presidency of the United but whether and when a black person will be able to seek and win the presidency of South he told a multiracial meeting of about at a township for mixedrace people near Cane He said South Africans are mistaken if they believe the United States is on the side of the white minority despite President Reagans lowkey policy of constructive engagement toward South Kennedy withheld a commitment on whether to sup port a halt in investment in South Africa to build pressure for black saying he would speak out after returning But he repeatedly emphasized that the United States must step up the pressure for he did the South African government put blacks in a barren resettlement city called On verwacht when it is 40 miles from the nearest white city offering jobs Some South Africans appeared to be Columnist Gerald Shaw of the Cape Times newspaper objected to Kennedys moralistic rhetoric but called most of the governments heated replying thoroughly hollow and January White Sale East London POrt Elizabeth South Africa Population 31 million 1983 Bantu Afri White Afrikaner and colored mixed Asian Area square fourfifths the size of Alaska Capitals Cape ToWn legisla Pretoria Bloemfontein judicial Literacy rate colored mixed 50 Languages Afrikaans both Bantu Religions Most coloreds and 60 of Africans are Christians Asians are 60 20 Muslim Main exports dia COITU sugar Chicago Tribune Graphic Sources World World FaclbooK trie Peoples oride trained to hate a red carpet weldome Saturday to the chflittrtan Mthe Joint Ctiiers of but gtiritly reminded him that Taiwan remains an obstacle to closer When he stepped into the cold at Peking airports VIP John Vessey a veteran of the World War II Anzio beachhead and of became the first Joint Chiefs chairman to visit China Since the Communist takeover in On his official sources Were discussions to set up the first naval port calls in China in 36 and weapons sales to modernize the millionmember Peoples Liberation Army the worlds largest standing fighting Vesseys weeklong soldierto soldier swing includes three days of talks in including a Monday meeting with Premier Zhao and tours of military installations in Hangzhou and He is to meet Defense Minister Zhang who made his first tour last and to address a Accflmpanied bytils gehWai also Will f6Ur the dld Great Wall and the goldand erHhsdn Forbidden After a 90minute session this af ternoon With his chief of general staff Yang Americas top general said In a toast at a welcoming banquet in the Great Hall of the People We hope that the talks we have and our visits to the field will help build mutual understanding between our armed He The continued development of friendly relations between our two armed forces is in the interests of our two and is beneficial to peace and stability in this region and throughout the appointed chairman in June said that President Reagan and Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger wanted a full report on his China will spare no effort to work with peaceloving in cluding the American to maintain world Yang Well never seek hegemony world or regional domination and ex pansion under any FAMOUS NAME SHEET SETS These first quality muslin sheet sets come in a variety of printed queen and king sets contain one Hat 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