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  • December 16, 1949

    Record of Conversation between I.V. Stalin and Chairman of the Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China Mao Zedong on 16 December 1949

    First meeting between Mao and Stalin. The two discuss war and peace, as well as the question of the new treaty between China and the USSR. Stalin voices himself against signing a new treaty, citing the Yalta agreement. Mao promises to reconsider his position. Mao says he is in favor of keeping Soviet troops in Port Arthur. Stalin promises not to "run away" from China. Mao requests a credit of 300 million dollars, as well as the Soviet aid in liberating Taiwan. Stalin warns Mao not to give the Americans a pretext to intervene in China. Mao says that several countries are interested in establishing diplomatic relations with China but that China should wait before doing so. Stalin agrees with this strategy.

  • October 01, 1962

    Research Memorandum RFE-44 from Roger Hilsman to Acting Secretary, 'Japan’s Reaction to a Chinese Communist Nuclear Detonation'

    This “Limited Distribution” report on possible Japanese reactions did not anticipate that a test would cause basic changes in US-Japan security relations or in Tokyo’s general approach to nuclear weapons.

  • March 24, 1984

    Cable from Ambassador Katori to the Foreign Minister, 'Prime Minister Visit to China (Summit Meeting)'

    Ambassador Katori describes the outline of talks held between Prime Minister Nakasone, Cabinet Minister Abe, and Premier Zhao Ziyang.

  • March 24, 1984

    Cable from Ambassador Katori to the Foreign Minister, 'Prime Minister Visit to China (Summit Meeting – Economic Cooperation, Economic Exchange)'

    Zhao Ziyang and Nakasone Yasuhiro review the current state of Sino-Japanese economic relations, including loans, financial aid, and scientific and technological cooperation.

  • March 25, 1984

    Cable from Ambassador Katori to the Foreign Minister, 'Prime Minister Visit to China (Conversation with Chairman Deng Xiaoping)'

    Deng Xiaoping and Nakasone Yasuhiro discuss how to strengthen Sino-Japanese relations, focusing in particular on the expansion of economic ties between the two countries.

  • March 25, 1984

    Cable from Ambassador Katori to the Foreign Minister, 'Prime Minister Visit to China (Conversation with General Secretary Hu Yaobang)'

    Hu Yaobang and Nakasone Yasuhiro exchange views on the Soviet Union, the Korean Peninsula, and Sino-Japanese relations.