torsdag 1. september 2016

Russia’s Opening to China: A Reporter Looks Back

Nearly three decades ago, I traveled as a reporter with a delegation from the Soviet Union seeking trade and assistance from China. At the time, in January 1989, relations between the Soviet Union and China were improving after 30 years of hostility. This was roughly two years before the fall of the Soviet Union, and officials from the two sides were negotiating to arrange a summit meeting between the Soviet leader Michael Gorbachev and China’s supreme leader Deng Xiaoping. Read more