Beijing’s nightmare surrounded by a confrontational force is becoming a reality. Only Vietnam can cope with it is hard enough. But if they realized the goal was a stable Indochina, they would approach a population of 100 million and would be in a position to put considerable pressure on Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries. In this context, the independence of Cambodia as a throat to Hanoi became the main goal of China. Easily distracted by cats and wine poster. At the beginning of August 1975 – three months after the fall of Saigon – Deng Xiaoping told Khmer leader Khieu Samphan on a visit: “When a [USA] superpower was forced to withdraw its forces. out of Indochina, another superpower [Soviet Union] took the opportunity to spread to Southeast Asia, in an effort to expand there. ” Deng said Cambodia and China both faced the task of defeating imperialism and hegemony.