COMMUNISTS: Pointing the Lance

It is beginning to look like another long, hot summer in the troubled relations between China and Russia. For the past few months the two nations have been engaged in a vituperative duel over the Chinese capture of a Soviet helicopter that strayed across the border into Sinkiang last March. The Soviets claim that the helicopter, with its three-man crew, was on a medical rescue mission when it lost its bearings over the Altai Mountains. The Chinese insist that the chopper "carried arms and reconnaissance equipment" and was involved in "espionage activities."...