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WASHINGTON- Sweating It Out

The very openness of these preparations has made some analysts feel that perhaps the propaganda aspect is still the primary consideration. After the trauma of the Cultural Revolution a great deal of factionalism and disunity have emerged among the Chinese people, and nothing is a more effective unification instrument than the threat of an imminent invasion by a predatory imperialist neighbour. It also helps win for China the status of an underdog vis-a-vis the mighty Soviet Union and whatever international sympathy such a status brings.

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