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The Evolution of the Lips and Teeth Relationship: China-North Korea Relations in the 1960s

  • Cheng Xiaohe
Part of the International Relations and Comparisons in Northeast Asia book series (IRCNA)

Abstract

After fighting a war shoulder to shoulder against the United States-led United Nations (UN) forces in the Korean War, China and North Korea forged a comrade-plus-brother relationship. This relationship was soon tested as China and the Soviet Union, the two leading actors in the communist camp, turned against each other and engaged in a prolonged ideological polemic. The Sino-Soviet split not only reshaped the global geopolitical landscape, but also had a profound impact on the international communist movement. The socialist camp crumbled and member states, including North Korea, were forced to take sides.

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Korean Peninsula Communist Party Chinese Communist Party Chinese Leader Political Division 
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