The evolutionary process of normalization of Soviet-Chinese relations and its historical significance

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The normalization of Sino-Soviet relations reflects the gradual release of China’s foreign policy from the framework of strategic thinking that emerged during the Cold War and reflects a new diplomatic concept that has developed and enriched by Chinese leaders in the course of openness reforms. After almost three decades, the Chinese leaders finally advanced the “Social Path with Chinese Characteristics” and chose the “Independent Peaceful Foreign Policy”, which marks the implementation of radical coordination between China’s national development strategy and foreign policy since the late 1950s, marking the end of the cold war. The normalization of Sino-Soviet relations had an important influence not only on the entire process of the Cold War, but also on the social and political processes in China, in the first place. The process of development of Soviet-Chinese and Russian-Chinese relations directly reflects the establishment and regulation of domestic and foreign policy after the founding of New China, which has a great influence on the international political arena.

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Lu Chunyue

Changchun Normal University; Siberian Federal University

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Professor, Changchun Normal University, Postgraduate student of Departement of World History, Siberian Federal University

Changchun, China; 79 Svobodny Ave., Krasnoyarsk, 660041, Russia


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