The Sino-Soviet Border Clash of 1969: From Zhenbao Island to Sino-American Rapprochement

  title={The Sino-Soviet Border Clash of 1969: From Zhenbao Island to Sino-American Rapprochement},
  author={Yang Kuisong},
  journal={Cold War History},
  pages={21 - 52}
  • Y. Kuisong
  • Published 1 August 2000
  • Political Science
  • Cold War History
The question of how the Sino-Soviet military clashes at Zhenbao (Damanskii) Island of March 1969 were related to Beijing's rapprochement with Washington has received much attention in the study of China's contemporary foreign relations. It has been widely accepted by scholars that the incident played an important role in shaping the reorientation of China's US policy in the late 1960s and early 1970s. This article uses new Chinese documentation to discuss the Zhenbao Island incident within the… 

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      The Sino-Soviet Border Clash of 1969

      • 14. Ibid

      The Sino-Soviet Border Clash of 1969

        the number of incidents increased by 150%, amounting to 4,189. See 'Statement by the Government of the People's Republic of China on the Sino-Soviet Border Issue

        • From 1960, when the relationship between China and the Soviet Union began to deteriorate