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Defying Moscow: East German-Chinese relations during the Andropov-Chernenko interregnum, 1982–1985

Chen, Zhong Zhong (2014) Defying Moscow: East German-Chinese relations during the Andropov-Chernenko interregnum, 1982–1985. Cold War History, 14 (2). pp. 259-280. ISSN 1468-2745

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Abstract

Using newly available East German and Chinese sources, this article sheds light on how East Germany actively defied Moscow's objections to expand relations with China in the early 1980s. Amidst increasing East German-Soviet tensions, East German leader Erich Honecker actively sought relations with China not only for reasons of prestige but also to gain a potential market for East German goods. This interest was initially reciprocated on the Chinese side, as Beijing looked towards East Germany as a leading industrial state for potential economic lessons during Deng Xiaoping's Reform and Opening Process.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/fcwh20
Additional Information: © 2014 Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Library of Congress subject classification: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D839 Post-war History, 1945 on
D History General and Old World > DD Germany
D History General and Old World > DS Asia
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Departments > International History
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2014 11:10
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/55917/

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