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Bamboo Curtain

n.
A political and ideological barrier between the West and the Communist countries of Asia after the Chinese revolution of 1949.

bamboo curtain

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (esp in the 1950s and 1960s) the political and military barrier to communications around the People's Republic of China

bam′boo cur′tain


n.
a political and ideological barrier impeding relations between Communist China and the West.
[1945–50]
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Noun1.bamboo curtain - an ideological barrier around communist China especially in the 1950s and 1960s
ideological barrier - a barrier to cooperation or interaction resulting from conflicting ideologies
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China's tourist chiefs have unveiled plans to recreate two of his homes behind the Bamboo Curtain.
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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.
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Some in Europe and elsewhere see the world changing and want to shut China off behind a bamboo curtain of trade barriers.
The sturdy plant indigenous to the region was actually a euphemism for many local operations, such a the communication grapevine being called the Bamboo Telegraph, or the later Bamboo Curtain used as the East Asian version of the East European Iron Curtain.
When the Rodin sculpture "The Kiss" was exhibited in Tokyo in the 1920s, it was hidden behind a bamboo curtain, and kissing scenes were carefully deleted from Hollywood movies shown in occupied Japan after World War Two.
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.