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April 1, 1991 | ROBERT W. GIBSON, TIMES INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS CORRESPONDENT
Ever since Genghis Khan, Russians have known little but trouble from Asia. Japan sank their fleet in 1905. Mao Tse-tung betrayed them. Tokyo claims Soviet-held islands, and Taiwan's and South Korea's economic successes have made old Kremlin theories look silly. While almost everyone in the Pacific Basin was taking a Chamber of Commerce view of the region, Moscow had 50 divisions deployed along the Chinese border and a massive Pacific fleet.
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April 1, 1991 | ROBERT W. GIBSON, TIMES INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS CORRESPONDENT
Ever since Genghis Khan, Russians have known little but trouble from Asia. Japan sank their fleet in 1905. Mao Tse-tung betrayed them. Tokyo claims Soviet-held islands, and Taiwan's and South Korea's economic successes have made old Kremlin theories look silly. While almost everyone in the Pacific Basin was taking a Chamber of Commerce view of the region, Moscow had 50 divisions deployed along the Chinese border and a massive Pacific fleet.
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