Hostage Diplomacy: Britain, China, and the Politics of Negotiation, 1967–1969

@article{Mark2009HostageDB,
  title={Hostage Diplomacy: Britain, China, and the Politics of Negotiation, 1967–1969},
  author={Chi-kwan Mark},
  journal={Diplomacy \& Statecraft},
  year={2009},
  volume={20},
  pages={473 - 493}
}
  • Chi-kwan Mark
  • Published 2 November 2009
  • Political Science
  • Diplomacy & Statecraft
During the radical phase of the Cultural Revolution in 1967–1969, China's violation of the diplomatic norms of the international community reached an unprecedented level. Two dozen British diplomats and private citizens on the mainland became de facto hostages of their host government. In response to China's hostage-taking, the British government preferred quiet diplomacy to extreme retaliation such as a rupture of diplomatic relations and economic sanctions. It focused on negotiations through… Expand
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