CHINA: Arms Shopping in the West

Peking decides its "people's war "needs some Occidental punch

They did not exactly go around kicking the tires of Jeeps or thumping the sides of armored vehicles, but in other respects the Chinese officers were behaving just like wide-eyed customers inspecting the new models in an auto showroom. Evincing much more interest than the representatives of the 60 other countries attending Britain's Aldershot exhibit of glittering military equipment last week, a six-member Chinese military delegation moved slowly from display to display. It intently studied the Chieftain tank, asked detailed questions about the...

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