The growing rift between China and its only European ally, Albania, was emphasised this week when a senior Albanian official in a formal speech attacked Chinese policy.
The growing rift between China and its only European ally, Albania, was emphasised this week when a senior Albanian official in a formal speech attacked Chinese policy. Peking's famous `Three Worlds' theory was criticised by another Albanian leader politburo member, Hysni Kapo, as "anti-Leninist and counter revolutionary" and was the first such anti-Chinese statement to come publicly from Albania's leaders.
SYNOPSIS: The attack came during celebrations in Albania's capital, Tirana, to mark the 60th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution. Mehmet Shehu, Chairman of the country's council of Ministers, opened the ceremonies which wee attended by an invited cross-section of Albania's population. Then the audience hears another Politburo speaker, mr. Hysni Kapo,strongly criticise the Maoist `Three Worlds' theory, which encourages developed and developing countries to unite against the two superpowers- the United States and the Soviet Union.
Mr. Kapo said this policy denied the need to fight for revolution in western and developing countries. It bolstered capitalism. It also protected American interests and supported what he termed "worldwide imperialism" by the United States. But the Russians, too, come in for criticism. Mr. Kapo accused the Kremlin of controlling East European allies with armies of occupation and repressive puppet government. He also attacked Russians and Eurocommunists for replacing true Leninist theory with what he called "Parliamentary cretinism".