The Chinese Army is said to be planning large-scale maneuvers along its sensitive desert border with Mongolia for the first time since the communist takeover in 1949.

The Mongol People's Republic is a Soviet satellite, and three of the 46 Soviet divisions deployed at or near the Sino-Soviet border are said to be positioned in this sprawling, sparsely populated republic. Deng Xiaoping, de facto leader of China and chairman of the military commission which controls the armed forces, may personally inspect the manuevers.

Why? As a sign to Moscow that China, despite its outdated military equipment , is not intimidated by the massive buildup of Sov iet forces along the Sino-Soviet border.m

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