Trouble at the Back Door of China
No neighbor of Red China has tried harder than Burma to maintain good relations with Peking. Yet the military government of Burma has been subjected since last June to almost daily abuse from Peking and to threats that the Chinese may supply Burmese Communists with arms. The main thrust of Communist guerrilla activity in Burma was blunted in the early 1950s but never stamped out entirely. The government has to guard now not only against a renewal of that insurgency in force but also against further inroads of tribal guerrilla bands. The latter claim to control more than one-third of the Burmese countryside.
A leader of the outlawed Burmese Communist Party, speaking in Peking on July 5, called for ...