Imperial Ethiopia’s relations with Maoist China

  • Seifudein Adem


Introduction In 1971 Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia told Chairman Mao Zedong of the People’s Republic of China: It has been my long-cherished desire to visit this great land, which has given birth to man’s most enduring civilization. I am very happy that this desire has been fulfilled today and I am now able to exchange views with the dedicated leaders of the new China. (cit. by Daddi; 2009: 80)