ew poison gas defense exercise hasit militia training China,. CoUege andstudents undergoing collective militarytheir simmer vacation were being trained inchemical warfare (CW) and air raids, asregular military tactics. In addition to thetraining among students, the Chinese havesimilar training in factories and stores|formal militia training haa been started amongpopulation, army personnel are now givingmeatings on how to"^th poison gas and
Comment: Recent Chinese anti-US propaganda has stressed tSat the US maintains stocks of chemical agents and munitions overseas and that both the US and the USSR intend to initiate chemical and nuclear warfare agains-China. Consequently, the new CW training exercise may have been added in ar. attempt to bolster the belief of the Chinese in their own propaganda, as well asart of the war preparations campaign war that is going on in China at the present time, f
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