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China's Isolation

Roderick MacFarquhar

in The Origins of the Cultural Revolution

Published in print October 1997 | ISBN: 9780192149978
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191670084 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192149978.003.0007
China's Isolation

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This chapter examines the international relations of China during the 1950s and 1960s. At the end of 1961, the principal international worry of the Chinese leadership was the worsening dispute with Soviet Union Premier Nikita Khrushchev. The tension between the two communist superpowers continued despite the signing of an agreement at the eighty-one-party meeting in 1960. This conflict was a major influence in China's rejection of tentative olive branches offered by the U.S. government, and this hostility in turn served to increase China's isolation.

Keywords: China; international relations; Nikita Khrushchev; U.S; political isolation; Soviet Union

Chapter.  5857 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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