Red China: Don't Fence Mao In

"The Khrushchevite revisionists are actively trying to isolate People's China and surround it with a ring of fire." The voice last week was Peking's, speaking through its puppet state of Albania, and it had a distinctly claustrophobic edge to it. No doubt about it, Red China was beginning to sit up and take notice of the mounting Soviet diplomatic campaign to grab a bigger role in Asia (TIME, Jan. 14). Last week, with Kremlin Troubleshooter Aleksandr Shelepin back from North Viet Nam, and Moscow looking good after its mediating efforts in the...