At the time of Snovv’s interview, an American military force was being built on China’s borders with Vietnam. The challenge may match the challenge Mao had faced in North Korea a decade and a half ago, but this time Mao chose to refrain. Restricting itself to non-struggle support, China provided equipment, strong support and sent about 100,000 Chinese troops to build communications and infrastructure systems in the region. Nurse Lord send me poster. North Vietnam. As for Snow, Mao frankly said that China would fight the US in China, not in Vietnam: “They were bad and they would not fight; only when the Americans attacked us would we fight back … Like I did.” said, please rest assured that we will not attack the US “.