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The Fox and the Chicken-house

The Fox and the Chicken-house G P D SOMETIME in 1983 an American political scientist published an article in Asian Survey which began with the following question: Does anyone care to remember how long ago it was that the US chose China as an nlly against the Soviet Union? Well, Petrov would have his answer now. The Soviets do remember. They remember it with a degree of sullen- ness surprising in a people who dominate world politics. They have never forgotten it. After the none- too-successful visit of Reagan to China the proposed visit of Arkhipov has hsen cancelled, No details have been given. There is only a bland announcement that the visit which was to have been the first major visit of a Soviet politician to Beijing in fifteen years has been indefinitely postponed

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