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A political and ideological barrier between the West and the Communist countries of Asia after the Chinese revolution of 1949.
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (esp in the 1950s and 1960s) the political and military barrier to communications around the People's Republic of China
a political and ideological barrier impeding relations between Communist China and the West.