bamboo-curtain

bamboo curtain

noun
a political and ideological barrier that impeded relations between Communist Asia, especially China, and the West from 1949 to 1972.
Compare iron curtain.
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bamboo curtain
 
n
(esp in the 1950s and 1960s) the political and military barrier to communications around the People's Republic of China

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