The Third Front policy, a response to the perceived threat of U.S. and Soviet aggression at the height of the Cold War, refers to an ambitious but ultimately wasteful program for the military-industrial development of China’s remote mountainous hinterland.

The large scale of “Third Front” or “Third Line” (da sanxian) policy, a reaction to China’s vulnerability to U.S. and Soviet aggression during the Cold War, entailed massive investment in developing a military-industrial

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By |2014-12-16T16:53:52-05:00January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Governance, Program|Comments Off on Third Front Policy (Dàsānxiàn 大三线)|Dàsānxiàn 大三线 (Third Front Policy)

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