CHINA: War of Words

Since the Peking summit of 1972, Chinese leaders have notably muted their anti-American diatribes. But at a banquet last week for General Khieu Samphan, commander of the insurgent Communist forces in Cambodia, Premier Chou En-lai lashed out at the U.S. for having "brazenly made a massive invasion into Cambodia." In an oblique reference to Richard Nixon, Chou contemptuously dismissed the President's oft-stated goals for détente with the comment: "The revolutionary people do not all believe in a so-called lasting peace' or a 'generation of peace.' So long as imperialism exists, revolution...

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