China: Bayonets and Bomb Shelters

After eight weeks, the Soviet-Chinese border talks in Peking appear to have made no progress. The reason for the deadlock may well be that the Soviets refuse to withdraw their troops from disputed areas of the 4,500-mile border until the Chinese quit insisting on a complete Soviet renunciation of the czarist treaties that ceded vast areas of China to Russia.

With the talks going nowhere, China is preparing for the worst. The latest evidence of Peking's efforts to condition its huge populace to the possibility of war comes from two U.S. citizens who...

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