The Sino-Soviet Dispute: Foreign Policy Challenge for Communist China

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international relations, foreign policy, Soviet Union, China, Communism, Sino-Soviet conflict


Asian History | Asian Studies | Diplomatic History | European History | International and Area Studies | International Relations | Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies


Napoleon Bonaparte warned the West one hundred and fifty years ago against meddling with China. China, he argued, was a sleeping dragon that had best be left to slumber, lest it destroy those who awakened it. The empire seekers who came after Napoleon disregarded his advice and today we must deal with the aroused dragon. It is still too early to tell whether or not Napoleon was right in his forebodings, for China is presently undergoing a period of great change and uncertainty. Her continued hostility towards the Soviet Union is perfect of this fact.

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