China and the Pol Pot regime

  title={China and the Pol Pot regime},
  author={John D. Ciorciari},
  journal={Cold War History},
  pages={215 - 235}
  • J. Ciorciari
  • Published 3 April 2014
  • Political Science
  • Cold War History
This article attempts to shed additional light on one of the most sensitive aspects of China's Cold War legacy – its support for Pol Pot's Democratic Kampuchea (DK) between April 1975 and January 1979. Drawing on field interviews with former Khmer Rouge cadres and official DK records, it examines how the terms of the Sino-DK entente were understood by the parties and affected Chinese influence on the ground. The evidence shows that despite providing important technical guidance, China developed… 
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