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China's insurgency letup: Was shift just a ploy?

By WITH ANALYSIS FROM MONITOR CORRESPONDENTS AROUND THE WORLD, EDITED BY HILARY DEVRIES. / January 15, 1981



Singapore

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew returned from China reporting that Peking was lessening support for revolutionary movements abroad. But Monitor correspondent Frederic Moritz says this optimistic reading has had a gentle slap in the face.

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