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Foreign Policy
(4,122 words)

The foundation of the People's Republic of China on October 1, 1949, was in many respects a watershed in Chinese history. Foreign relations are no exception in this regard, but there are also important continuities. Two elements predominate in this: first, the sense shared by all Chinese governments both before and after 1949 that China…

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Friedrich, Stefan, “Foreign Policy”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 21 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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