bamboo curtain


noun

a political and ideological barrier that impeded relations between Communist Asia, especially China, and the West from 1949 to 1972.

Nearby words

  1. bamberger-marie disease,
  2. bambi,
  3. bambino,
  4. bambocciata,
  5. bamboo,
  6. bamboo hair,
  7. bamboo network,
  8. bamboo shoots,
  9. bamboo turning,
  10. bamboo ware

Compare iron curtain.

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British Dictionary definitions for bamboo curtain

bamboo curtain

noun

(esp in the 1950s and 1960s) the political and military barrier to communications around the People's Republic of China
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