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April 28, 1965

CABLE FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSULAR AFFAIRS, CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTRY, 'XINJIANG’S PLAN TO HOLD AN EXHIBITION OF EVIDENCE AGAINST THE SOVIET REVISIONISTS'

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    The Chinese Foreign Ministry weighs in on whether or not Xinjiang should hold an anti-Soviet exhibit during the 15th anniversary celebrations of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
    "Cable from the Department of Consular Affairs, Chinese Foreign Ministry, 'Xinjiang’s Plan to Hold an Exhibition of Evidence against the Soviet Revisionists'," April 28, 1965, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, PRC FMA 118-01643-04, 55. Translated by Charles Kraus. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/118220
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Request that Assistant Minister Gong [Peng] review this. – [Illegible] 28/4

Agreed, the [illegible] Ministry of Public Security [illegible] is requesting for instructions from the Foreign Affairs Office of the State Council. I agree for Comrade Lingyun’s opinions that the original document cannot be released. Whether the exhibition is  also [illegible] is a matter to be  considered at the Central Committee level – Gong 30/4

Reporting Assistant Minister’s Gongs opinions to the First Bureau of the Ministry of Public Security – [Illegible], 3 May

This was reported to Comrade Tao Siju from the First Bureau of the Ministry of Public Security in a phone call on 3 May.

On the Problem of Xinjiang’s Intent to Exhibit Evidence of the Soviet Revisionists’ Subversive Activities

Assistant Minister Gong [Peng]:

This year is the 15th anniversary of the founding of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. The Autonomous Region will hold a public exhibition, its contents include the subversive activities of the Soviet revisionists in Xinjiang. The Xinjiang General Office is dispatching persons to Beijing to borrow original evidence of the subversive activities of the Soviet revisionists in Xinjiang held by the First Bureau of the Ministry of Public Security and intends to exhibit [these documents].

Ministry of Public Security Vice Minister Liang Yun has the opinion [that] the original evidence should not be lent out and it needs to be considered whether or not this content should be displayed.

We have two views:

1.  Exhibiting such items will be good for exposing the subversive activities of the Soviet revisionists in Xinjiang and carrying out anti-revisionist education and patriotic education among all ethnic groups in Xinjiang. Therefore, [we] can agree to these types of items being on display at Xinjiang's exhibit. What [specific] items should be displayed or not displayed can be discussed further;

2. To prevent leaks, not displaying these types of items should also be considered. It is recommended that the Ministry of Public Security request for instructions from the Foreign Affairs Office of the State Council. Please give instructions on whether or not this is appropriate.

Department of Consular Affairs

28 April 1965

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