COMMUNISTS: Between Comrades

China's Red Master Mao Tse-tung entered his seventh week as honored—or harried—guest in Moscow. The outside world could reasonably guess that his long stay cloaked 1) some grandiose planning for the next wave of Communist expansion in East Asia, or 2) some ruthless bullying and tortuous haggling over the price of comradeship.

From Paris, New York Times Correspondent Cyrus Sulzberger, without naming his sources, flatly reported that the Russians were demanding four far-reaching concessions:

¶ Control of seven key ports in North China. With Anglo-U.S. blessing bestowed in Yalta's secret agreements, the Russians are already entrenched at Port Arthur and Dairen....

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