THE KREMLIN: Friend in Need

THE KREMLIN Friend in Need One of the first acts of First Party Secretary Nikita Khrushchev after Stalin's death was to fly to Red China. Hints dropped subsequently by Khrushchev indicated that Stalin's interference in China's affairs—particularly in the Korean war—had all but brought Sino-Soviet relations to the breaking point. With soft words and smooth promises Khrushchev soothed Chinese feelings. Last week the favor was returned. Red China's Premier Chou En-lai was in Moscow to repair with soft words and smooth threats the widening rifts in the Soviet Union's western empire and, incidentally, perhaps to save Khrushchev's neck.

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