from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A political and ideological barrier between the West and the Communist countries of Asia after the Chinese revolution of 1949.
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- n. an ideological barrier around communist China especially in the 1950s and 1960s
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Now, with four members of his clan, one of whom was originally a journalist on a Communist newspaper in Canton, Spectacles Wu had offered — but through trusted intermediaries so he and his relations could not be traced — to supply Rosemont with a monthly undercover report, an intelligence pamphlet, code name "Freedom Fighter," on conditions across the Bamboo Curtain in and around Canton.