COMMUNISTS: Attacking China

Moscow blows hot while Peking stays cool

"The Kremlin has just discovered that the world is round," confides one Soviet bureaucrat to another. "How's that?" asks his puzzled colleague. Answer: "All that garbage we've been throwing at the West has finally come back to us from the East."

That pointed little joke reflects the growing alarm in Moscow about China's current global diplomatic offensive, which the Kremlin regards as part of a Peking plan for world domination. In the past three months the decibel level of Moscow's attacks on China has risen to ear-splitting volume, all but drowning out the Soviet...

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