the bamboo curtain

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.
See also: bamboo, curtain

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.
See also: bamboo, curtain
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To try to figure out what is pushing the increasingly vocal (and active) Chinese official crackdown on overseas gaming, you have to try to peek behind the bamboo curtain that veils internal Chinese politics from the outside world.
Had they done their homework on Mao and his aftermath they would perhaps have been educated in the arduous ideological strength it took the rehabilitated Deng to break through the bamboo curtain and send thousands of Chinese to study abroad in order to undo the damage of a 'red first, then expert' policy.
"The role and presence of ITPCs in the bamboo curtain country is very important because China is Indonesia's largest non-oil and gas export market.
It was therefore natural that I extended the Filipino hand of friendship with ease and sincerity as the Marcos government parted open the Iron Curtain, the Bamboo Curtain and the veils that shrouded the Islamic World.
Luhut said the trade war between the United States (US) and China made the investment climate in the bamboo curtain country not conducive.
This happened despite the fact that the two countries were locked at that time in a bitter ideological confrontation with the US using China's neighbours to encircle the country hidden behind the bamboo curtain.
China's tourist chiefs have unveiled plans to recreate two of his homes behind the Bamboo Curtain.
Old and new China have emerged from behind the Bamboo Curtain and are now offering a hand of friendship to the West.
Summary: The Cold War comprised three highly symbolic frontiers -- Europe's Iron Curtain, the Bamboo Curtain in Asia, and the lesser known Ice Curtain marking the border between the United States and the Soviet Union.
LITTLE DIOMEDE, ALASKA: The Cold War comprised three highly symbolic frontiers - Europe's Iron Curtain, the Bamboo Curtain in Asia, and the lesser known Ice Curtain marking the border between the United States and the Soviet Union.
In effect, each one clamors, "Pay no attention to that other man behind the bamboo curtain!''
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.
These are early days in the process, but the signs are already there that Brum can benefit from links with friends beyond what used to be called the Bamboo Curtain.
The comic travelled behind the bamboo curtain for Paul Merton In China, a new fourpart series which kicks off tomorrow on five.
Behind the bamboo curtain; China, Vietnam, and the world beyond Asia.