In the 1980's, the People's Republic of China began to stress a foreign policy in which the PRC would become increasingly self-reliant. The influence of the super powers was to be resisted, as well as any attempts by foreign governments to interfere with the PRC's domestic affairs.
- an independent foreign policy of peaceful development in which a country is autonomous and self-reliant
- Foreign relations of the People's Republic of China on Wikipedia.Wikipedia:Foreign relations of the People's Republic of China
- "十六大后中国“独立自主”外交政策的不变与变" (in Mandarin), www.wutnews.net. URL accessed on 2007-12-15.