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  • March 01, 1955

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1954, No. 1 (Overall Issue No. 1)

    This issue features content on China's cooperation with the Soviet Union, Mongolia, India, Albania, and Ceylon (Sri Lanka). It also has sections on Taiwan, education, economic policies, and railroad development.

  • March 08, 1955

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1954, No. 3 (Overall Issue No. 3)

    This issue covers a meeting between the Chinese and Burmese prime ministers. It also includes letters that a Chinese government delegation and Enver Hoxha exchanged for Albania's tenth anniversary. In terms of domestic policy, among other topics, it provides instructions for issuing bonds to help build the nation's economy, regulations for arrest and detention, and regulations for urban residence committees.

  • March 11, 1955

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1955, No. 1 (Overall Issue No. 4)

    This issue includes statements from Zhou Enlai about American intervention in Taiwan, the establishment of Sino-Yugoslav relations, Sino-Afghan relations, and Sino-Indonesian trade. It also condemns American, French, and KMT Nationalist activities in North Vietnam. Finally, it discusses domestic topics such as divorce and manufacturing.

  • March 18, 1955

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1955, No. 2 (Overall Issue No. 5)

    This issue marks the fifth anniversary of the Sino-Soviet Friendship and Mutual Assistance Alliance Treaty. It also contains telegrams that Zhou Enlai and UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld sent to each other regarding PRC participation in a UN Security Council meeting, which would discuss New Zealand. Other telegrams and reports discuss plans for the Bandung Asian-African Conference, the distribution of new renminbi currency, taxes, and postal fees.

  • March 21, 1955

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1955, No. 3 (Overall Issue No. 6)

    This issue features several State Council decisions that pertained to Tibet, including one that established a preliminary committee for the region. It also covers their response to a report from officials who accompanied the Dalai Lama in March 1955 during his nearly yearlong visit to China. Other records discuss topics such as education and the possible reduction of personnel on the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission for Korea.

  • March 27, 1955

    Cable from the State Council, 'On the System of Travel between Northeast China and Korea'

    China and North Korea agree to stricter regulations on citizens crossing the Sino-Korean border.

  • April 06, 1955

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1955, No. 4 (Overall Issue No. 7)

    This issue begins with a bulletin about plans for disaster relief after heavy snow. It then features a joint statement that Chinese and Burmese officials made about Chinese exports and offers incentives and suggestions for improving production. Other reports offer instructions for training short-term sports cadres and for conserving grain in the supply and marketing cooperative system.

  • April 21, 1955

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1955, No. 5 (Overall Issue No. 8)

    This issue begins with an announcement from Mao Zedong to end the state of war between China and Germany. It then features several reports about the Bandung Asian-African Conference in Indonesia, including a statement about the bomb explosion that sought to target Zhou Enlai on the way there. Other sections cover topics such as Sino-Indian relations, the creation of a Third Ministry of Machine Building to oversee developments in aviation, and the establishment of ethnic autonomous areas.

  • May 10, 1955

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1955, No. 6 (Overall Issue No. 9)

    This issue first covers several speeches that Zhou Enlai delivered at the Bandung Asian-African Conference. It also features statements about the issue of dual Chinese and Indonesian nationality, including a joint announcement from the prime minister and premier of both countries. The domestic topics include flood control, grain conservation, and vacation time for female employees in state agencies.

  • May 25, 1955

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1955, No. 7 (Overall Issue No. 10)

    This issue features another report on the Bandung Conference and discusses the British-Hong Kong takeover of Chinese aviation property. Other sections discuss the transfer of rural land and deed taxes, coal mining, and healthcare.

  • June 10, 1955

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1955, No. 8 (Overall Issue No. 11)

    This issue covers the withdrawal of Soviet troops from the Lüshun Naval Base and transfer of equipment to the PRC. It also discusses preparations for the second session of the 1st National People's Congress. Other topics include water conservation and drought prevention, agricultural production, and education.

  • June 25, 1955

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1955, No. 9 (Overall Issue No. 12)

    This issue covers Sino-Indonesian relations and the question of dual nationality. It also discusses marriage registration, cultural education for Chinese peasants, the cancellation of commercial credit between state-owned enterprises, and numerous changes to provincial or village boundaries.

  • July 10, 1955

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1955, No. 10 (Overall Issue No. 13)

    The various topics discussed in this issue include plans for the second session of the 1st National People's Congress, the "hukou" household registration system, the allocation of jobs for university and technical school graduates, and mining.

  • July 25, 1955

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1955, No. 11 (Overall Issue No. 14)

    This issue begins with a joint statement from the Chinese and North Vietnamese governments. Among other topics, such as the management of infectious diseases, it also addresses concerns related to primary, secondary, and higher education. For example, one section discusses the need for cooperation between production enterprises and university research departments.

  • August 10, 1955

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1955, No. 12 (Overall Issue No. 15)

    This issue begins with an order to reorganize county and district public security forces into the "People's Armed Police." The State Council also responds to questions about providing vacation time for Muslim holidays in Guangxi province and discusses various educational matters. One section features instructions for the management of "reactionary, obscene, or absurd" books and images.

  • August 25, 1955

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1955, No. 13 (Overall Issue No. 16)

    This issue begins with a notice about the establishment of Sino-Nepalese diplomatic relations. It then features a statement from the PRC Ministry of Foreign Affairs about South Korean threats to disrupt the Korean Armistice Agreement. Other sections address various matters such as construction, instructions from the Ministry of Supervision on equipment maintenance in industrial departments, and the allocation of jobs for college graduates after the summer.

  • September 10, 1955

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1955, No. 14 (Overall Issue No. 17)

    This issue begins with orders related to grain conservation. It also includes a statement regarding the departure of Japanese who stayed in China after World War II and documents that address China's exclusion from the Inter-Parliamentary Union. Other sections cover cooperation between Chinese and East German scientists, Sino-Egyptian trade negotiations, and regulations for graduate students in the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

  • September 15, 1955

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1955, No. 15 (Overall Issue No. 18)

    This issue includes several extensive reports about the first five-year plan. It also addresses the state budget, conservation and development issues related to the Yellow River, and military service. One of the sections continues to discuss sending a delegation to the Inter-Parliamentary Union.

  • September 25, 1955

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1955, No. 16 (Overall Issue No. 19)

    This issue includes reports about wages for government staff and employment for People's Liberation Army soldiers once they leave active duty. It also features a statement from the Chinese and American ambassadors about the repatriation of citizens held in either country. Other sections cover topics such as the administration of local People's Broadcasting Stations, the administration of railways, and plans to improve physical education in primary and secondary schools.

  • October 15, 1955

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1955, No. 17 (Overall Issue No. 20)

    This issue begins with reports about granting awards for military service as well as about economic development and the national plan in 1954. It also covers the then-ongoing Sino-American ambassadorial talks, features a report about Chinese mineral reserves, and includes instructions for the storage of autumn grain.