WS: SINO-SOVIET TALKS REMAIN ON DEAD CENTER

Created: 5/8/1970

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DIRECTORATE OF INTELLIGENCE

WEEKLY SUMMARY

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The WEEKLY SUMMARY, issued every Friday morning by the Office of Current Intelligence, reports and analyzes significant developments of tile week through noon on Thursday. Itincludes material coordinated with or prepared by the Office of Economic Research, the Office of Strafe Research, and the Directorate of Science and Technology. Topicsore comprehensive tieatrr.eni and therefore publishedas Special Reports are listed in the contents pages.

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Sino-Soviet Talks

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Chinese and Soviethave again expressed theirto continue the Peking talks despite the lack ofprogress during the past six months. The talks have apparently been in recess since the departure of chief Soviet negotiatorfor the Lenin centenaryin Moscow, but he probably will return to Peking shortly to resume the discussions.

Chairman Mao, in an apparently cordial conversation at the Peking Hay Day ceremonies, told thehead of the Soviet delegation that China wished the talks to"as soon as possible" and gently prodded the Soviets as to when Kuznetsov would return. Premier Kosygin, in hisnews conferenceay, indicated that the Soviets plan to continue the talks, and voiced the opinion that both sides wereinettlement.

Despite these relativelycomments, however,on both sides have flatly stated that no significant progress has yet been made. Kuznetsov him-

stories orsovie^^rocp^^Thdrawal frors the border were withoutand that Moscow would notmakingove unilaterally

In addition, the Chinese charge in Moscow said in late April that Peking has not given agremant toAmbassador-designate Stopakov and has no present intention ofingitscjwn^arihaB^^lcrJj-

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s^tne Stepakov appointmentossible Soviet attempt to downgrade the The Soviets, in turn, have indicated they may seek Chinese approval for shifting the talks to Moscow. Peking, however, willbo reluctant to accoda toove.

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