Red China: A Word at Ebb Tide

"The anti-U.S. struggle does not advance in a straight line," counseled the Chinese Communist Party paper in Peking last week. "There will be ebb tide, high tide, ebb tide and high tide again." It was the third time in nine days that the voice of Peking had warned the faithful about the perils of people's imperialism. That made it pretty certain that Red China's leaders are currently going through their own agonizing foreign policy reappraisal. To be sure, Chinese foreign policy problems in Africa, Indonesia and Cuba have been vexing. But China's greater concern is the sorry way that the...

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