China blasts Soviets after agreeing to bilateral talks

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China accused the Soviet Union of plotting world domination and of massing troops along the narrow frontier between Afghanistan and China.

The People's Daily, in a Monday front page editorial to mark the third anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, said that Moscow was bogged down in a quagmire and could never defeat Afghan resistance.

The criticism was published only days after Peking sent a message to Moscow indicating its willingness to continue talks on bilateral relations next year.

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