East — West I — The Geographical Background
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The expanding East — West economic co-operation is a prime example of how little the central concept of socialist ideology, ownership of the means of production, means in real life. Praxis is becoming increasingly divorced from theory.
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- 1).Britain took the island of Hong Kong in 1841, Russia parts of China through the Treaties of Aigun in 1868 and of Peking in 1860, both of which were declared void by the Soviet communist party in the so-called Karakhan Manifesto of 1920. See e.g. N. Maxwell, India’s China War, Jonathan Cape, London 1970, pp. 281 ff.Google Scholar
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