Chinese-Soviet Relations

Archive Report

Moscow-Peking Alliance and the Korean War

After eight months of testing in the armistice negotiations at Kaesong and Panmunjom, the Red Chinese attachment to Soviet Russia seems no less secure than at the beginning, with the Communist negotiators still taking their cue from Moscow, Hope that the Korean conflict can be ended by a negotiated settlement has not been abandoned by the United States and its United Nations allies, but increasing thought is being given to what happens next if an armistice proves impossible, or if an armistice is signed only to be broken by the Communists.

Peking's alliance with Moscow is the overriding consideration in all present Western dealings with the situation in Korea and in the Far East generally. That alliance was formalized in ...

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