China Learns from the Soviet Union, 1949-Present (The by Hua-Yu Li, Thomas P. Bernstein, Tina Mai Chen, Izabella

By Hua-Yu Li, Thomas P. Bernstein, Tina Mai Chen, Izabella Goikhman, Guiha Guan, Donghui He, Xiaojia Hou, You Ji, Hanbing Kong, Lorenz Luthi, Elizabeth McGuire, Gregory Rohlf, Gilbert Rozman, Laurence Schneider, Douglas Stiffler, Péter Vámos, Miin-ling Yu, J

During this publication a world crew of students examines China's recognition and supreme rejection of Soviet versions and practices in monetary, cultural, social, and different geographical regions.

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For a telling example of impossible goals in the oil industry, see Alexandre Barmine, One Who Survived (New York: Putnam and Sons, l945), 199–200. 49. See J. Stalin, Works, vol. 13, 53ff. 50. , Change in Communist Systems (Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 1970), 33–116. 51. See A Critique of Soviet Economics by Mao Tse-tung, Translated by Moss Roberts, with Annotations by Richard Levy and an Introduction by James Peck (New York: Monthly Review Press), 47. 52. See Stuart Schram, Chairman Mao Talks to the People, “Talks at Chengtu,” 99.

65 The negative results of Mao’s hasty economic drive became apparent just as Khrushchev, at the 20th CPSU congress in February of 1956, criticized Stalin for criminal rule and political mistakes. The new Soviet leader called for the political and ideological, not economic, de-Stalinization of the Soviet Union. The fact that Stalin, who once had occupied a quasi-divine position within and without his own country, had become a fair target of criticism put Mao into a delicate situation at home. 66 Nevertheless, the economic problems he had brought upon China forced him to backtrack on his own development ideas.

Immediately after the end of World War II, it was national interests, not revolutionary aims or ideological affinity that drove Stalin’s policy toward China. 1 Stalin looked down on what he called China’s margarine communists. It was only in 1949, just before its victory in the civil war that his interests in Chinese Communism reawakened. After the alliance of February 14, 1950, Moscow’s relations with the new regime in Beijing developed rapidly, reaching their apex in the mid-1950s. Once disagreements developed, the alliance underwent a slow but steady decline.

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