TITLE

China and The USSR On the Brink

AUTHOR(S)
Maxwell, Neville
PUB. DATE
August 1969
SOURCE
New Republic;8/9/69, Vol. 161 Issue 6/7, p17
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Examines the status of the border dispute between the Soviet Union and China. Areas being contested by the two nations; History of the Sino-Soviet territorial dispute; Treaties that made China lose all the territory north of the Amur river and east of its tributary to the Soviet Union; Conditions laid out by China for the renegotiation of the 19th century treaties that gave the Russians territorial rights to several Chinese lands; Factors that contributed to the failure of the two countries to arrive at an amicable settlement concerning the boundaries; Possibility of a full-scale war between the two nations as a means of ending the border dispute; Extent of the Soviet Union's weapons advantage over China; Reaction of the Chinese to the Russians' threat that they are willing to use nuclear weapons on China should the dispute escalate into war.
ACCESSION #
10513783

 

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