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Zhang Caizhi

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Re: Diplomatic decolonization
« Reply #90 on: January 15, 2022, 05:45:38 am »
Now if only China could side with the US against the Serbs, the anti-Turanist coalition would begin to be formed.

Do you know why China turned pro-Serb in the first place? AFAIK China's Cold War-era ally in the Balkans was actually Albania, one of Serbia's staunchest enemies!

A feud happened between 2 leaders starting from then leader of Albania, Enver Hoxha. He disagreed with Mao's thought about the three worlds theory and China's diplomacy to the USA.

The Sino-Albanian split was the gradual worsening of relations between the People's Socialist Republic of Albania and the People's Republic of China in the period 1972–1978. Both countries had supported each other in the Soviet–Albanian and Sino-Soviet splits, together declaring the necessity of defending Marxism–Leninism against what they regarded as Soviet revisionism within the international communist movement. By the early 1970s, however, Albanian disagreements with certain aspects of Chinese policy deepened as the visit of Nixon to China along with the Chinese announcement of the "Three Worlds Theory" produced strong apprehension in Albania's leadership under Enver Hoxha. Hoxha saw in these events an emerging Chinese alliance with American imperialism and abandonment of proletarian internationalism. In 1978, China broke off its trade relations with Albania, signalling an end to the informal alliance which existed between the two states.
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