Khrushchev’s Policy Toward China and the Honeymoon of the Alliance, 1954–1956
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This chapter investigates an important component of Sino-Soviet relations—Soviet aid to China. The Soviet loan was more for military than for economic use in the early 1950s. When Khrushchev was ascending to the top position at the Kremlin, he started to adjust his China policy, and the most conspicuous adjustment was to increase economic and technical aid to China. This chapter also discusses the role and impact of the Soviet experts in China. Although the Soviets attached strings to its aid, China benefited greatly from Soviet economic assistance.