China says Viet artillery hits along border areas
Hong Kong — China reported heavy artillery attacks along its border with Vietnam and said thousands of peasants had fled the area. The official New China News Agency said Vietnamese artillery destroyed a hospital, a school, and housing in a community and more than 3,000 peasants fled. The Chinese reports have not specified the exact location of the attacks, but have said there were two fronts - one each in Guangxi and Yunnan Provinces. Earlier, China accused the Soviet Union of creating tension in Southeast Asia by supporting Vietnam and planning Vietnamese domination of the region.