SOUTHEAST ASIA: The Battle of Words Continues

Viet Nam has a troop buildup, China shows off some P.O. W.s

To no one's surprise, the March 29 date proposed by Viet Nam for peace talks with China came and went last week without any parley taking place. Hanoi claimed that as many as 10,000 Chinese troops still occupied parts of its border area, and thus refused to discuss peace terms. Peking insisted that it had withdrawn completely from Viet Nam; U.S. analysts accept that statement, but they also believe that the Chinese have slightly altered the old border for tactical military...

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