World: PEKING: Reasons for the Long Quarrel

BACK in Peking last week was Chinese Communist Premier Chou Enlai, who had walked out of the Party Congress in Moscow over Khrushchev's scarcely veiled attack on Red China. Peking's leaders, Khrushchev suggested, were "hopeless dogmatists" who had turned "their eyes from life." Chou's huffy departure disclosed a new rift in an uneasy partnership between Soviet and Chinese Communists that had been ripped, patched over, torn and repapered for the last 40 years.

Early Discord. The alliance cracked at the outset in 1924 when Stalin ordered the fledgling Chinese Communists to merge with Chiang...

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