Foreign News: The Russo-Chinese Pact

From Peking and Moscow one day last week, the Communist radio trumpeted the news of "the seven accords" between the old and the new giants of Communism. The accords were clothed in clich├ęs: "The negotiations took place in an atmosphere of sincere friendship." In bombast: "The continued occupation by the U.S. of [Formosa] ... is incompatible with peace in the Far East." In sweet talk: "The Soviet Union and the Chinese People's Republic will continue to build their relations with . . . other countries on the basis of a strict observance of ... territorial integrity."

Underneath, the accords wore the look...

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