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VIENNA-Missions to Peking

Asian people and the people of the world". In the middle of 1967, when the Communist Party of China decided to transfer its struggle against the United States to the Third World and called for overthrow of the regimes in Burma, India, and Indonesia, China's state-level relations with these countries had deteriorated to open hostility. In China's view, armed struggles were already on in Thailand and North Kalimantan (Malaysia). The Third World strategy in Asia involved linking the war in Vietnam with the other wars in the Third World to forge a global front against the United States. It is significant that China did not call, at this point, for the overthrow of the regimes in Ceylon or Pakistan though its state-level relationship with Ceylon was by no means very cordial in those days. Pakistan, of course, came under a different category, having been classified as belonging to the "intermediate zone".

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