This Is the Russia-China Friendship that Nixon Feared

Sunday - 20/02/2022 22:30
President Xi Jinping of China makes no secret of his view that of the United States is a fading superpower that is intent on blocking China’s ascent to its rightful place in the world.
Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters
Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

Mao Zedong arrived in Moscow in 1949 expecting to be feted for delivering China, the world’s most populous country, to Communism. Instead, Joseph Stalin humiliated him by making him wait for a meeting.

Although Stalin and Mao eventually signed a Treaty of Friendship, Mao chafed at being treated like a hayseed from a backward country. By the 1960s, Mao was openly feuding with the Soviets over leadership of the Communist world. The Soviet Union and China even battled each other in 1969 over disputed territory along their long border.

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