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Romania and Sino-Soviet Relations Moving Towards Split, 1960-1965
Romania and Sino-Soviet Relations Moving Towards Split, 1960-1965

Author(s): Yong Liu
Subject(s): History
Published by: Institutul National pentru Studiul Totalitarismului
Keywords: Romania; Sino-Romanian Relations; Sino-Soviet Polemics; Sino-Soviet Relations.

Summary/Abstract: To research on the splitting process of Sino-Soviet relations, Romania and Sino-Romanian relations in the same period cannot be ignored. Romania mainly played the following roles in splitting of Sino-Soviet relations: in the early stages of Sino-Soviet relations’ deterioration, Romania basically followed the Soviet Union to criticize and siege China so as to slight Sino-Romanian relations. With the growing tension between Romania and the Soviet, Romania actively closed with China and tried to take advantage of Sino-Soviet contradictions to contend with the Soviet, which made Sino-Soviet relations into the triangular relations among the three countries, and, to some extent, slowed the momentum of Sino-Soviet relations’ rapid deteriorating. In early 1964, Romania tried to mediate in Sino-Soviet polemics and turned out to be in vain. Nevertheless, it formed a close relationship between China and Romania. Later the Romanian Workers' Party (RWP) published "Declaration of Independence", forming its own independent foreign policy, and observed neutrality in Sino-Soviet conflicts more strictly.

  • Issue Year: XXII/2014
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 65-80
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: English