A description of the development by Chinese Communist leaders (between October 1, 1959, and April 1, 1960) of an analysis of, and a declared policy concerning, the current international situation. Particular reference is made to the prospects for peaceful coexistence. Chinese Communist conditional acceptance of a role in disarmament negotiations is analyzed in this context. Areas of difference between the Soviet and Chinese Communist positions are identified, and an estimate is made of their significance.
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