DIPLOMACY: Hua Moves On

The east wind blows

Like a well-heeled tourist cashing in on the good will of the locals, China's Chairman Hua Kuo-feng seemed almost reluctant to end his sojourn in the Balkans. Both in Yugoslavia last week and Rumania the week before, the Chinese leader got a warm reception—and spent far more time per country than is customary for visiting heads of state. As if emboldened by the friendship he was finding at the Kremlin's doorstep, Hua missed no opportunity to cast calculated aspersions on Moscow. The Soviet press responded with a few choice phrases of its own, claiming that Hua...

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