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THE WEEK IN PERSPECTIVE
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Sino-Soviet Talks Yield Only WoRDsrWoRD; Words'"
has made its most harsh and direct attacks againsi Moscow since thohou En-lai meeting onongratulatory message to Tirana onhDay directly condomned the "Soviet revisionist ruling clique" and Chinese publichas weighed in heavily against Moscow's collusion" with tha US.
This attack and the subsequent
Soviet response, is the most dramatic indication to date ^that the border talks are not going well.
The new round of Chinese -polemics was capped by Chouaieception the Albanians gave in their embassy onember. Chou refrained fromacking tho Soviets by name but, using the well-understoodofondemned Moscow for itsambitions" and called for full "psychological andpreparations" for war. Kis remarks were then eagerly amplified by the Albanianwho accused the "Srezh-nev-Kosygin clique" of "bloody provocations" and military 'buildup along the Chinese The uninhibited attack caused the Soviet bloc diplomats in attendance to walk out in Chou's presence. The Albanian ambassador's blunt remarkshad Peking's approval and Moscow will rightfullythemeliberate Chinese effort to resume open propaganda exploitation of the border conflict.
Moscow is already edging close to resuming polemics. tinging Radio Moscow commentary to Chinaecember avoided direct mentionthe Chinese but was transparently aimed at recent Chinese propaganda attacks. Vividly conjuring up the horrors of nuclear war, it condemned "modern adventurists" who"war frenzies" in their own countries and criticize measures taken, by others, to ease_lnter-national tensions.
The Chinese apparently hope to place the onus on Moscow by charging that the Soviets are using military pressure toew "unequal" settlement on them. Peking is genuinelyabout the borderowever, and seems to have little to gain by breaking off the talks
Meanwhile, the Chinese are broadening the scope of their "war preparations" campaign.
This activity demom Soviets that China is maintaining atinimum level offor an attack. Fundamentally, however, most of what is currently billed as "war preparations"to be used to promoteunity and unpopularprograms.
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