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Approved For Release 2006/10106 :CIA-RDP79T00975A020100040001-2 Secret DIRECTORATE OF' INTELLIGENCE Central Intelligence Bulletin Secret state Dept. revievr completed N? 42 25 September 1971 Approved Far Release 2006110!06:CIA-RDP79T00975A020100040001-2 25X1 Approved For Release 2006/10106 :CIA-RDP79T00975A020100040001-2 Approved For Release 2006/10106 :CIA-RDP79T00975A020100040001-2 Approved For Release 2006/10106 :CIA-RDP79T00975A020100040001-2 SECRE']C No. 0230/71 25 September 1971. Central Intelligence Bulletin COMMUNIST CHINA: Peaking attempts to dampen specula- ta.on a out crisis in, leadership. (Page 1) SOUTH VIETNAM: Preparations continue for wave of protest emonstratio~ns. (Page 3) PAKISTAN: UN relief effort continues to face if~'iE ~~lties . (Page 4 ) LEBANON: Government faces its first political cry- sis {Page 5 ) SENEGAL-GUINEA: Further aggravcdtions in already straa.ne relations. (Page 7) INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMI.NTS: Proposals to strengthen EC position vis-a-vis Washington (Page 9) INDOCHINA: Communist road construction (Page 9) BURMA: Rangoon applies for loans from World Bank at~i3iate (Page 10 ) JAPAN-PERU: Japanese loan (Page 10) SECRE'T' Approved Far Release 2006/10106 :CIA-RDP79T00975A020100040001-2 Approved For Release 2006/10106 :CIA-RDP79T00975A020100040001-2 SECI2.ET COMMUNIST CH~:INA: Peking is projecting a ?'busi- ness as usual ~.mage in an apparent attempt to dampen foreign speculation about a.c;risis in China's top leadership . Premier Chou En-lai has made almost daily ap- pearances since 1,6 September and has met on occasion for several hours with relative ].y low-level foreign dignitaries. .Several other civilian politburo mem- bers have made repeated.public appearances in the past week and Victe Premier Li Hsien-Wien traveled to Hanoi on 24 Septe~.mber. Army logistics chief Chiu Hui-tso also turned up at a minor diplomatic func- tion on 22 September--the fia^st time that a military man on the politburo has surf aced since a major lead- ership meetin a~ arentl convened on 12 Se tember. Finally, Commu- nist cadres in Hong Kong are claiming that prepara- tions for the Canton Trade Fairy .scheduled to open on 15 October, ar.e "proceeding as usual." Despite these efforts, the regime has still failed to provides a plausible explanation for the curious chain of events of the-past two weeks and it has yet to publicize an official disclaimer of the rumors that either Mao or Lin Piao is seriously ill. There is also no new information on Lin's po- litical status--a subject ghat is increasingly be- coming a topic of~ press spec~zlati.on. AFP reports from Peking, however, that a Foreign Ministry spokes- man has told some: members of the foreign diplomatic c?rps that "in a few days they will receive the clue" as to why National Day celebrations have been cur- tailed. The possibility that the current uncertainty in Peking is due to concern