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Uncertain Demand and Excess Capacity

 open. This is thus a question of the Sino-Soviet border as a whole and more important, the political relationship between the two powers. How many times did the Soviets fire the first shot and how many times did the Qhinese, thus becomes an academic question. The fact is that China did not take the initiative in publicising the clashes. It is idle to imagine that she could not have done so if she had wanted to. Escalation of the border skirmishes into a political campaign took place primarily because the Soviet Union wanted it.

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