The Socialist Program

China’s Foreign Policy Part 3, 1965-1975: When Enemies Become “Friends”

This interview is an episode of The Socialist Program with Brian Becker, a podcast providing news and views about the world for those who want to change it. You can follow the show on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Today’s episode is the third in a multi-part series that takes an in-depth look at the history of China’s foreign policy. We discuss how Chinese foreign policy shifted after the Cultural Revolution. This culminated with China and the U.S. under the Nixon administration forging a new alliance that reshaped global politics.

Brian is joined by Kenneth Hammond, a Professor of East Asian and Global History at New Mexico State University and an activist with the organization Pivot to Peace.

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