The nuclear strikes on Japan represented a political decision taken by the United States, aimed squarely at the Soviet Union; it was the first act of the Cold War.
The slogan “Neither Washington nor Moscow”, now replaced by “Neither Washington nor Beijing”, has nothing to do with socialism. It is out of contact with any human reality.
How China responded to the USSR’s collapse
An interview with Zhang Weiwei (Deng Xiaoping’s interpreter and now one of the most influential political analysts in China).
The USSR recorded giant world changing achievements, such as the defeat of Nazism, its role in destruction of colonial empires, education, literacy and many other areas. However, its post World War II economic policies led to the USSR’s collapse. It is China’s post 1978 economic policies that provide the positive economic model for socialists.