Chinese Foreign Policy After the Cultural Revolution, 1966-1977

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Chinese Foreign Policy After the Cultural Revolution, 1966-1977

By Robert G. Sutter
Westview Press, 1978
176 pp. $15.00
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Flawed by pedestrian writing and the lack of a conceptual framework, this volume is nevertheless one of the most detailed studies of the critical changes in Chinese foreign policy during the past decade. It is another example of the value of the recently declassified FBIS series of weekly reports on communist media. By using these reports, Sutter has been able to pinpoint the origins of the Sino-Vietnamese conflict several years before it broke out into the open, to trace the recent evolution of the Sino-Soviet relationship in considerable detail, and to show how Chinese policy toward the United States began to change in the late 1960s.