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Author Knüsel, Ariane, author
Title China's European headquarters : Switzerland and China during the Cold War / Ariane Knüsel, University of Fribourg
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2022
©2022
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Descript xiv, 311 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Series Cambridge studies in the history of the People's Republic of China
Cambridge studies in the history of the People's Republic of China
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-301) and index
Creating a European Hub: Recognition, Potential, and Frictions (1949-1958) -- Becoming a Global Hub: The Sino-Soviet Split, the Great Leap Forward, and Tibetan Refugees (1958-1965) -- 'A sick man shaken by fits of madness': Dealing with China during the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) -- Dr. No in Switzerland: Bern as a Chinese Intelligence Hub -- Conclusion: A New Cold War or More of the Same?
"From the 1950s on, Sino-Swiss relations were unique for Western Europe. Switzerland's early recognition of China and its neutrality led to a great deal of goodwill in China and extraordinarily amicable relations in the 1950s. China also used its diplomatic missions in Switzerland as political, economic, and cultural hubs for Western Europe and in some cases even for the entire world. For Switzerland, Sino-Swiss relations were supposed to establish Switzerland as an internationally respected, neutral mediating power. However, China mistrusted Swiss neutrality, and it also used Switzerland as a European hub for embargo goods deals. It was only with the Geneva Conference and China's use of 'peaceful coexistence' as the official basis for its foreign policy that Chinese official statements on Swiss neutrality improved"-- Provided by publisher
Link Online version: Knüsel, Ariane. China's European headquarters Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2022 9781009169486 (DLC) 2021056137
Subject Switzerland -- Foreign relations -- China
China -- Foreign relations -- Switzerland
Cold War
China -- Foreign relations -- 1949-1976
Switzerland -- Foreign relations -- 1945-
Alt Title Switzerland and China during the Cold War
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