Bamboo Curtain


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Bamboo Curtain

The sociopolitical, economical, and ideological division or barrier between China and western nations. Modeled after the similar Iron Curtain describing the barrier between the Soviet Union and non-Soviet countries during the Cold War. Although in recent years China has relaxed its attitudes about trade and involvement with other nations, there still undeniably exists a Bamboo Curtain between it and the rest of the world.
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the bamboo curtain

an impenetrable political, economic, and cultural barrier between China and non-Communist countries.
Formed on the pattern of the iron curtain (see at iron), this phrase dates back to the 1940s.
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Much more so than in the era of the Iron and Bamboo Curtains, the well being of the Chinese government and its people is linked with global stability that keeps shipping lanes open.
Turning left, you can head for either the fascinating Archeological Park with its free guided tours or the Botanical Garden with its display of more than 350 plant species from 22 countries, including 60 types of palms, a huge collection of water lilies and orchids, plus 450 indigenous plants, the largest bamboo curtain on the Yucatan Peninsula, and hundreds of exotic birds.
And for good measure they've performed with James Galway and a string of classical orchestras from Shanghai to Cincinnati, even appearing at the Last Night of the Proms and twenty years ago played a gig on the Great Wall of China, the first Western band to crack the Bamboo Curtain.
Caption(s): Ellery Homestyles' Spiral appeals to the young and trendy / Bed Bath & Beyond (above) goes natural and plain with bamboo curtain panel, while PB Teen (left) spices up its bamboo window offering with a hand-painted design.
Murdoch-backed channels have won approval for a big expansion behind the Bamboo Curtain, bringing the media tycoon a step closer to achieving his ambition of broadcasting Chinese-lingo programs across the country.
THE Celtic and Asian Tigers will meet in a pounds 100,000 "bamboo curtain" artwork that will cover the old Carlton Cinema in Dublin's O'Connell Street.
The Iron Curtain fell, food became more plentiful behind the Bamboo Curtain and the gospel spread across non-Christian hemispheres.
Russia had a total isolationist policy behind the Iron Curtain and China behind the Bamboo Curtain.
There was considerable lip service to the idea at that time but the growth of the Iron Curtain, Bamboo Curtain, dictators and closed national borders soon reduced it to a glorious dream.
The new routes will be served every day, from and to the Bamboo Curtain Country.
Tenders are invited for the Supply of Bamboo Curtain Work Eligibility Criteria : 1.
Using Epson ink from America, which takes three decades to fade, he can produce medals cheaper than firms behind the Bamboo Curtain. His Stirchley company in Birmingham has now employed two more workers to cope with the massive demand.
Gemma Cruz-Araneta referred to Ayi as 'my political mother.' They traveled together to China when it was still closed to the world, hidden by the so-called Bamboo Curtain. Ayi inspired Araneta to write about the Philippine situation.
gr ev th st ywtr wpi iWG In 1980, after years touring with bands and travelling the world on exotic photoshoots, including visiting China with Wham and George Michael on their groundbreaking visit behind the Bamboo Curtain, he joined The Face magazine, a key publication in an increasingly fashion-conscious world.
In 1980, Boro hosted China as part of a tour of England as they tentatively stepped from behind the Bamboo Curtain to engage with the beautiful game.