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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • January 31, 1949

    Notes by Anastas Mikoyan ahead of Meetings with Mao Zedong

    Notes taken by Minister of Foreign Trade Anastas Mikoyan during a meeting with Mao Zedong in Beijing. They discuss relations with the United States and other Western powers and the nationalization of foreign-owned factories in China. Mikoyan also gave advice on developing the new Communist government in China. Noteably, Mikoyan wrote that "the path of the regime of the people’s democracies, or the path of the Russian Soviet revolution, is not quite appropriate for China. China has its own path of development."

  • January 13, 1950

    Telegram, Mao Zedong to Liu Shaoqi

    Mao Zedong cables to Liu Shaoqi regarding the status of US property and institutions in China, the situation in Hong Kong, and Chinese representation at the United Nations.

  • June 16, 1954

    Asian Peoples' Anti-Communist Conference, Address Delivered by Mr. Yap Tin Sing, Chief Delegate of Hong Kong

    Yap Tin Sing describes the "open struggle and collision with the communists" in Hong Kong.

  • June 16, 1954

    Asian Peoples' Anti-Communist Conference, Proposals by the Delegates from Hong Kong and Macao

    Delegates from Hong Kong and Macao offer several proposals to strengthen the anti-communist movement in Asia.

  • June 25, 1954

    Letter, Tsien-yee Chang and Peter Chu to President Syngman Rhee

    Tsien-yee Chang and Peter Chu of Hong Kong thank President Syngman Rhee for hosting the Asian Peoples' Anti-Communist Conference

  • December 29, 1954

    Letter, Chan Tai Wai, Chairman of the Chinese Democratic League, to President S.M. Rhee

    Chan Tai Wai (Chen Dahui) requests President Syngman Rhee's support in "indicting Soviet Russia for its aggression on Free China."

  • March 28, 1955

    Report on a Trip to Vietnam

    Choi Duk Shin and Young P. Lee summarize their travels through Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Vietnam, including their discussions on politics, military situations, cultural sharing, and strategies for Free Asia to join together against Communism.

  • April 09, 1955

    Cable from the Chinese Foreign Ministry, 'Beware of Enemy Sabotage'

    Chinese report on a Taiwanese plan to assassinate the head of the PRC delegation to the Afro-Asian Conference when they passed through Hong Kong.

  • April 10, 1955

    Minutes of the Meeting between Zhang Yue and Sir John Addis

    Zhang Yue informed Interim Charge d’affaires of Hong Kong Sir John Addis of the Taiwanese plan to assassinate the Chinese journalist delegate to the Asian-African Conference when they passed through Hong Kong and asked the Hong Kong authorities to pay attention to this matter.

  • April 16, 1955

    Minutes of Conversation Between British Interim Charge d’Affaires of Hong Kong John Addis and Deputy Department Head Zhang Yue

    A Chinese Foreign Ministry representative asks for the government of Singapore to ensure the safety of the Bandung-bounded aircraft carrying Zhou Enlai.

  • 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.

  • February 06, 1956

    Zhou Enlai’s Brief Statement to British Chargé d'affaires ad interim Con O’Neill Regarding the Princess of Kashmir Investigation

    Zhou Enlai welcomed the British confirmation that the explosion of the aircraft "The Princess of Kashmir" was a sabotage plot by Taiwanese agents. He went on, however, to criticize how the British and the Hong Kong administration handled the case. The latter released some Taiwanese agents whom Beijing held to be related to the murder case, used a person suspected by the PRC to be a Taiwanese agent in the investigation, and escorted several Taiwanese agents out of its border to Taiwan.

  • March 19, 1956

    Letter, Young Kee Kim to Chung Whan Cho

    Young Kee Kim informs Minister Cho about the departure of US Ambassador and the strike by the Filipino Transport Workers.

  • March 31, 1956

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1956, No. 12 (Overall Issue No. 38)

    This issue features multiple sections about agricultural production cooperatives. It also includes a request from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Hong Kong and British authorities to detain supporters of Chiang Kai-shek who fled to Hong Kong after they caused a commotion on the mainland. Other sections discuss plans for young children to have a day off on Children's Day and various administrative concerns, such as the transfer of villages from Huolu County in Hubei to the provincial capital, Shijiazhuang.

  • May 31, 1956

    Memorandum of Conversation from Premier Zhou Enlai's Reception of Ambassador R.K. Nehru

    Premier Zhou Enlai and Ambassador Nehru discuss the Korean ceasefire, the role of the Neutral Nations Supervisory Committee, the Sino-American ambassadorial talks, and the situation in Indochina.

  • June 24, 1956

    Note from the British Representative Office in China regarding the 'Kashmir Princess' Aircraft Incident

    Con O’Neill informs Zhou Enlai that the 13 persons who were detained by the government of Hong Kong for investigation in connection with the crash of the aircraft "Kashmir Princess" had been deported due to insufficient evidence to hold any of them indefinitely on warrants of detention.

  • August 09, 1956

    Note to the British Representative to China regarding the "Kashmir Princess" Aircraft Incident

    Zhou Enlai expressed the dissatisfaction about the release of the detainees by the government of Hong Kong. He emphasized that before the case was resolved, the government of Hong Kong had the responsibility to investigate the incident and to report to the Chinese government.

  • October 14, 1956

    Notes of an Interview with Zhou Enlai

    Zhou Enlai describes China's desire to gain international recognition. However, the question of Taiwan as one out of "Two Chinas" makes it difficult to agree internationally, since Great Britain and the United States recognize Taiwan and not PR China as the legitimate Chinese government. Hong Kong and the US endeavor to gain control of Chiang Kai-Shek's Taiwan are also discussed.

  • October 15, 1956

    Speech Given by Mr. Au Young Chuen, Chief of the Hong Kong Delegation at the Opening Session of the Asian Youth and Students Anti-Communist Conference

    Au Young Chuen describes Hong Kong's struggle against communism.

  • January 28, 1957

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1957, No. 4 (Overall Issue No. 77)

    This issue features content on China's relations with the Soviet Union, Hungary, Afghanistan, and Hong Kong. It also has sections on tax relief and loan assistance for poor production teams and military, prevention and treatment of Kashin-Beck Disease, the collection of revolutionary history archives, regulations on production, business, infrastructure, and Soviet activities, and village transfer and reassignment.