Communists: Get Out of Here

And so the Chinese went home.

At the airport, when a Western correspondent asked Teng Hsiao-ping, the chief of Peking's departing delegation, how the talks had gone, he replied, "Very good." Obviously, the opposite was true. During their last week in Moscow, while Western negotiators were feted and nattered, a kind of Great Wall surrounded the unwelcome visitors from Peking. From their isolated compound on Moscow's Lenin Hills, the Red Chinese delegates ventured out only in curtained black Chaika limousines for the short drive to Peking's embassy; on alternate days they met with a Soviet delegation, obviously to no effect.


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