BEIJING : A Sino-Soviet Summit?

Chinese Communist Party General Secretary Jiang Zemin’s plan to go to Moscow in May for a summit with Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev tops the agenda of a five-day visit, starting today, of Vladimir A. Ivashko, deputy general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party.

Jiang’s trip would be a return visit for Gorbachev’s historic 1989 trip to Beijing, which formally ended three decades of enmity between the two nations.

Also to be discussed: The Persian Gulf War.