Foreign News: Creaking Axis

On Valentine's Day 1950, as Joseph Stalin and Mao Tse-tung sealed a treaty of "friendship, alliance and mutual security," Comrade Mao predicted that this union of 700 million people would "inevitably influence the future of all mankind." This week the tenth anniversary of that historic union was observed with determined gaiety in Peking with lectures, parades and folklore festivals. Soviet Boss Khrushchev was too busy to take part personally in these solemnities. China's No. 1 ally was, ironically enough, off in India building friendship with China's No. 1 rival for Asian leadership,

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