Sino-Soviet Relations

Archive Report

New Phase in the Relationship

U.S. Fear of Chinese-Russian Rconciliaiton

This year is likely to witness the beginning of a new era in relations between the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China. The only thing that is certain about this new era is that the United States will play a significant role in it. There have been indications since the death of Party Chairman Mao Tse-tung last September that Moscow and, to a lesser extent, Peking would like to patch up some of their differences. The reaction of each to overtures from the other has been mixed, but the admittedly scanty information available to date suggests that there has been a slight thaw in the bitter confrontation.

The feud between the two Communist giants, which ...

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