World: Lenin's Way

Peking vs. Hanoi (Contd.)

Although Lenin scarcely meant it to apply to relations between Marxist regimes, China and Viet Nam have embraced his dictum that "hatred is the basis of Communism." In both countries last week there were signs of mounting tension. Hanoi, Hue and Haiphong, as well as all of Viet Nam's armed forces, went on alert, and radio stations announced that "self defense" classes were being set up. On the Chinese side, the number of troops on the frontier was increased, and crews moved into border areas to widen roads for the passage of military equipment.

Peking recalled its ambassador to...

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