Foreign News: Mongol Mystery

From Moscow, triumphant over the Sakhalin slap at Japan, last week came a slap at China.

Said Moscow's official Tass: late last year, Chinese authorities in Sinkiang began to move south "large numbers" of Kazaks living close to Russia's border in the north. "In search of refuge from persecution," some Kazaks fled to the Soviet-sponsored Mongolian People's Republic. Pursuing Chinese aircraft flew across the Mongol border, fired on the refugees and Mongol towns, clashed with Mongol troops.* Warned Tass: if such acts recur, Mongolian officials "are firmly convinced" that the Soviet Government...

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