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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.

  • September 01, 1970

    Embassy of the GDR in the PR China, 'Note about the Club Meeting of the Ambassadors and Acting Ambassadors of the GDR, Mongolia, Czechoslovakia, the Soviet Union, Bulgaria, Poland, and Hungary on 28 August 1970 in the Embassy of Czechoslovakia'

    Socialist bloc diplomats analyze the latest developments in China's foreign and domestic policies.

  • December 07, 1979

    Cable No. 2632, Ambassador Yoshida to the Foreign Minister, 'Prime Minister's Visit to China (Second Summit Meeting) (A)'

    Report of subjects discussed in the meeting including; Chinese and Japanese economic and cultural exchanges, Chinese modernization, development of coal, and foreign affairs toward Western countries.

  • December 08, 1979

    Cable No. 2659, Ambassador Yoshida to the Foreign Minister, 'Okita – Gu Mu Meeting (A)'

    Chinese and Japanese economic relations are discussed with specific references to the first Yen loan and the coal industry.

  • October 09, 1982

    Record of Prime Minister Suzuki’s Visit to China and Meetings

    Japan's Prime Minister meets with Deng Xiaoping, Hu Yaobang, and Zhao Ziyang for a series of meetings. The two sides discuss bilateral political and economic relations, developments in China's economic policies, Sino-Soviet and Sino-American relations, the situation on the Korean peninsula, the status of Hong Kong and Taiwan, the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, the Japanese textbook issue, and ther topics.

  • 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.

  • November 09, 1986

    Cable No. 3775, Ambassador Nakae to the Foreign Minister, 'The Prime Minister’s Visit to China (Meeting with Premier Zhao - Petition for Commerce and Industry Club)'

    Prime Minister Nakasone brings up points of Chinese taxation on Japanese industrialists and Japanese schools in China.

  • November 09, 1986

    Meeting with Premier Zhao Ziyang (Notice)

    Zhao and Nakasone discuss economic relations between China and Japan.

  • November 09, 1986

    Cable No. 3773, Ambassador Nakae to the Foreign Minister, 'The Prime Minister’s Visit to China (Meeting with Premier Zhao - Funding Cooperation with China)'

    Discussions of the Second and Third Yen loans. China would like to move up the third loan by a year.

  • November 09, 1986

    Cable No. 3774, Ambassador Nakae to the Foreign Minister, 'The Prime Minister’s Visit to China (Meeting with Premier Zhao - Investment in China, Joint Enterprises)'

    Zhao and Nakasone discuss Japanese investment into China.

  • November 09, 1986

    Cable No. 3772, Ambassador Nakae to the Foreign Minister, 'The Prime Minister’s Visit to China (Meeting with Premier Zhao - Trade)'

    Leaders from China and Japan discuss trade between the two countries including coal and other energy fuels.

  • November 09, 1986

    Cable No. 3771, Ambassador Nakae to the Foreign Minister, 'The Prime Minister’s Visit to China (Meeting with Premier Zhao - Investment in China, Introduction of Bilateral Economic Issues)'

    Discussion of the benefits of current trade between China and Japan and hopes to expand trade between the two countries.

  • November 09, 1986

    Summary of Prime Minister Nakasone’s Visit to China (Part 2) (Discussion with Premier Zhao Ziyang)

    Prime Minister Nakasone and Zhao Ziyang discuss Sino-Japanese relations generally and specifically about trade and loan agreements.