TREATIES: Impregnable Alliance?

The 30 days of Chou En-lai in Moscow ended with a fanfare fortissimo. Joseph Stalin himself gave a state dinner in the Kremlin for Red China's visiting Premier. The Chinese reciprocated with a banquet in the grand ballroom of the Metropole Hotel; their thousand guests sat at 50 tables, and Chou moved about, gaily drinking to the health of Stalin and Mao Tse-tung. Peking's press and radio hailed the Moscow communiqués of the Sino-Soviet talks as proof of an "impregnable alliance."

Gist of the communiqués: as promised by the Sino-Soviet Agreement signed in Moscow in February 1950, the Russians will...

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