CHINA: Peeking at the Chinese Card

A timely get-acquainted mission to Peking

The start of another round of border bloodletting between China and the Soviet Union? It seemed ominous—for a while. As Peking told it, one day last week a Soviet helicopter flew across the Ussuri River frontier and 2½ miles into Heilungkiang, China's easternmost province, while boats landed 30 Soviet troops on Chinese soil. There, Peking charged, the Russians "tried to round up Chinese inhabitants, shooting continually and wounding a number of them." Some captives were dragged back to the river and given "kicks and blows" before they...

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