Despite recent efforts to improve relations, Moscow and Beijing's competition in Asia has continued with little letup since their proxy war in Indochina (1978-1979). Sino-Soviet talks held since 1982 have yielded an increase in trade and contacts between China and the Soviet Union but have made little headway in normalizing relations. As a result, China continues to look to the United States for support in its relations vis-a-vis the Soviet Union.
Weiss, Kenneth G.
"The Naval Dimension of the Sino-Soviet Rivalry,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 38
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol38/iss1/5