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November 15, 1966

Note, Nesti Nase to Cdes. Enver Hoxha et al [containing Materials about the Cultural Revolution]

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To Comrade Enver Hoxha
To Comrade Mehmet Shehu
To Comrade Hysni Kapo
To Comrade Ramis Alia


I am sending, for your information, the following materials and information related to the [C]ultural [R]evolution in the People’s Republic of China:

1) The response letter of comrade Mao Zedong to Lin Biao

2) Quotations of comrade Mao Zedong

3) Conversation between comrade Liu Shaoqi at the Construction Institute on 3 August 1966

4) Conversation of comrade Wang Liu, deputy director of the International Liaison Department of the Central Committee and member of the cultural revolutionary group of the CC on 12 October 1966

5) Conversation of comrade Xhen Ke Jan [sic; proper name spelling unclear], deputy director of the committee of the Cultural Revolution at the Propaganda Department of the CC on 13 October 1966

6) From the speech of Liu Ningyi in July 1966 with some foreign specialists

7) Conversation of Wang Liu, Associate Editor of “Red Flag” magazine and member of the cultural revolutionary group of the party Central Committee.

Tirana on 15 November 1966

Nesti Nase[1]





[1] Translator’s note: Nase, previously ambassador to Beijing, had been appointed Foreign Minister earlier that year. The documents were reportedly sent to Tirana from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing.

Enver Hoxha receives a number of Cultural Revolution-era documents and ephemera, including Mao's book of quotations. 


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Arkivi Qendror Shtetëror (Central State Archives, Tirana, Albania), Fondi 14/AP, Marrëdhëniet me Partinë Komuniste të Kinës, V. 1966, Dos. 43, Fl. 1. Contributed and translated by Elidor Mëhilli.


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