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  • July 24, 1978

    Notes of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam

    The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announces that it is recalling its Consul General from Ho Chi Minh City and complains about Vietnam's treatment of the Hoa people.

  • September 05, 1978

    Speech made by Pham Van Dong

    Pham Van Dong speaks on the war against Pol Pot and Ieng Sary, the issue of the Hoa people in Vietnam, and border disputes with China.

  • 1979

    Comrade B on the Plot of the Reactionary Chinese Clique Against Vietnam

    Speech by Comrade B (Le Duan) regarding the plot of reactionary Chinese clique against Vietnam. The document illuminates the views and attitudes of Vietnam's top leader in the crisis year 1979, and also some aspects of the situation within the socialist camp at that particular juncture.

  • January 25, 1979

    Note of the Foreign Ministry of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam Sent to the Chinese Embassy in Ha Noi on the Viet Nam - China Railway Service

    The Vietnamese Foreign Ministry claims that China is violating Vietnamese sovereignty.

  • February 09, 1979

    Mongolian Record of Conversation with Soviet Officials in Moscow, February 1979

    Discusses the cancellation of the alliance treaty between China and the Soviet Union, and the impact this will have on the Mongolian People’s Republic. They are urged not to hurry the cancellation of the treaty, however, because China has not yet explicitly asked for it. They also note that there are anti-Soviet propaganda items being spread in Korea, and the growing role the U.S. is playing in Chinese affairs.

  • February 10, 1979

    Message from the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam addressed to the Secretary-General

    The Vietnamese Foreign Ministry reports that Chinese troops have amassed along the Sino-Vietnamese border.

  • February 10, 1979

    Urgent Message from Nguyen Duy Trinh

    Nguyen Duy Trinh informs the UN Secretary General of China's military maneuvers on the Sino-Vietnamese border.

  • February 12, 1979

    Chinese Foreign Ministry's Note to the Vietnamese Embassy in China Protesting against Viet Nam's Military Provocations

    The Chinese Foreign Ministry accuses Vietnam of sending troops into Yunnnan and Guangxi and attacking Chinese citizens.

  • February 15, 1979

    Letter, Chen Chu to Ambassador A.Y. Bishara

    Chen Chu announces that "the Vietnamese authorities are pursuing a policy of aggression and expansion abroad."

  • February 16, 1979

    Chinese Foreign Ministry's Note of Protest against Vietnamese Encroachment upon Chinese Territory and Creation of Bloodshed

    The Chinese government reports that "Vietnamese armed personnel encroached upon Chinese border areas on nearly 30 occassions."

  • February 16, 1979

    Memorandum of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam on the Chinese Authorities' Intensified Armed Activities on the Viet Nam Border and their Frantic War Preparations against Viet Nam

    A Vietnamese Foreign Ministry Report outlining its allegations that China is provoking hostilities on the Sino-Vietnamese border.

  • February 16, 1979

    Memorandum dated 14 February 1979 of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam on the Chinese Authorities' Intensified Armed Activities on the Viet Nam Border and their Frantic War Preparations against Viet Nam

    Vietnam claims that China has "intensified armed activities" on the Sino-Vietnamese border.

  • February 17, 1979

    Statement of the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on the Chinese Invasion of Vietnam

    The Vietnamese government denounced the Chinese invasion on February 17, 1979.

  • March 16, 1979

    Notes on a Meeting held in the Secretary-General's Office on Friday, 16 March 1979, at 10.30 pm

    Ambassador Chen Chu and Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim discuss the situation in Indochina.

  • April 07, 1979

    Telegram to the Direct of the Korean Central Intelligence Agency from the Minister of Foreign Affairs, “Report on DPRK’s Foreign Minister Heo Dam’s Visit to Yugoslavia, etc."

    Report on Foreign Minister of North Korea Heo Dam's visit to Yugoslavia. The report covers the conversation between Heo and Yugoslavia on the matter of the Non-Aligned movement, Yugoslavia's support for North Korea's inter-Korean reunification, and the political situation in Indochina.

  • April 30, 1979

    Notes on a Meeting held during the Secretary-General's Visit to Peking on 30 April 1979

    Prince Nordom Sihanouk weighs in on the situation in Cambodia, stating that though the situation is grim, "his own policy was to wait and see" what would happen next.

  • April 30, 1979

    Notes on a Meeting in the Great People's Palace in Peking on 30 April 1979 at 9 A.M

    Huang Hua says that "the Vietnamese were the Cubans of Asia but rather more dangerous." In addition to commenting on the situation in Indochina, Huang weighs in on Soviet and Cuban policies toward the Third World, events in the Middle East, and China's involvement in the United Nations.

  • May 01, 1979

    Notes on a Meeting held during the Secretary-General's Visit to Peking, 1 May 1979

    Deng Xiaoping criticizes Vietnam as a regional hegemon in his a meeting with Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim.

  • May 16, 1979

    Conspect of Conversations with Cde. V. I. Potapov, Head of the Romania Sector of the CPSU CC Section

    V.I Potapov informs on foreign and domestic policies of the Romanian leadership, including the education of the population in a nationalist and anti-Russian spirit, publications describing Russo-Romanian and Soviet-Romanian relations regarding Moldova, the anti-Soviet course of the Romanian leadership abroad, including the pursuit of separate relations with China. Soviet representatives claim that Ceausescu is the principal animator of the RCP’s separate course, which he wishes to use to consolidate his power.

  • May 21, 1979

    Notes on a Meeting in Seoul on 5 May 1979, 10:30 – 12:30 AM

    Kurt Waldheim and Park Chung Hee discuss the Secretary General's recent trip to Pyongyang and conversation with Kim Il Sung, as well as the possibilities for dialogue between North Korea, South Korea, and the United States.