Soviet 'China Policy' and the Course of Chinese Politics 1974-1977.
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ARMY INST FOR ADVANCED RUSSIAN AND EAST EUROPEAN STUDIES APO NEW YORK 09053
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The author presents evidence from the Soviet, Chinese, and Western press in an effort to show the relationship between Soviet China Policy and the course of Chinese politics for the period 1974-1977. He concludes that, throughout the period, the Soviets were convinced that the problem of Maos succession could be settled in favor of pro-Soviet military and civilian leaders who would restore the strategic alignment of China with the Soviet Union. Moreover, the Soviets continuously acted in word and deed to support the healthy internationalist i.e., pro-Soviet forces, which indicates that Soviet China Policy has been consistent over the past three years, and suggests that it has been based upon long-term strategic goals. The implication for the future is that, since the accession of Hua Kuo-feng has not permanently settled the Chinese leadership power struggle, the Soviets will continue to pursue a course which exploits the unresolved Chinese political situation in an attempt to help pro-Soviet leaders come to power.
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