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August 02, 1973

MEMORANDUM OF CONVERSATION BETWEEN THE HEAD OF THE CHINA DESK IN THE EAST GERMAN FOREIGN MINISTRY AND THE FIRST SECRETARY OF THE CHINESE EMBASSY, TJI HAI-YUAN

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    This is a memorandum on a conversation reflecting the differences of opinion between the head of the China Desk in the East German Foreign Ministry and the First Secretary of the Chinese Embassy Tji Hai-yuan with regard to the intended establishment of a Chinese trade representation in West Berlin. East Berlin is clearly concerned such a step might favor West Germany's alleged goal of winning sovereignty over West Berlin, in violation of the Four Power Agreement. Tji states that he does not understand the East German position, and that the activities of Chinese diplomats in West Berlin are in accordance with international law. He rejects the notion that these relations might conceivably harm the interests of East Germany.
    "Memorandum of Conversation Between the Head of the China Desk in the East German Foreign Ministry and the First Secretary of the Chinese Embassy, Tji Hai-yuan " August 02, 1973, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Included in the document reader for the international conference "China and the Warsaw Pact in the 1970-1980s" held by CWHIP and the Parallel History Project March 2004 in Beijing. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/114804
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