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The Soviet Union suggested a meeting between its leader, Mikhail S. Gorbachev, and Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping as a way to improve relations between the two Communist countries. The Tass news agency said the idea was brought up during talks in Moscow between Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze and Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Qian Qichen. Tass said the Soviets believe the potential for cooperation is vast. The Chinese delegation left for Peking without comment on the proposal.

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