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.
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Once upon a time Russia was enclosed by an imaginary Iron Curtain, Germany was divided between East and West by the Berlin Wall, and Taiwan was separated from Red China by an imaginary Bamboo Curtain.
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.
I admit that since I retired behind the bamboo curtain, it has been quite remiss of me not to keep in touch more often.
Back in 1978, Albion became the first Western side to cross what was then known as the Bamboo Curtain.
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Viewers in the UK were fascinated, having rarely had such an intimate glimpse of real life behind the Bamboo Curtain - as it was then dubbed.