A general schema for determining what the Chinese Communists are trying to achieve in their relations with the non-Communist world. The discussion deals with the strategic goals and tactical methods used by the Chinese Communists to alter the international environment by revolution. Their methods tend to form patterns whose variations through time correlate with changes in the goals pursued. For any given period, the strategic goals described and the pattern of methods selected to attain these goals constitute a grand strategic design, which at any given time is also part of the official line. The propositions advanced indicate the shape of a frame of reference within which questions appropriate to such analyses can be formulated. 29 pp.
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