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  • March 03, 1962

    Issues related to Recognizing the Burmese Military Government (Bilingual Chinese-English Text)

    The Chinese Embassy in Burma cables to the Foreign Ministry to report on developments in Burma following the Ne Win coup.

  • March, 1963

    Summary of Burma’s Situation, General Outline, Basic Narrative of Issues between China and Burma, Record of Major Events in China-Burma Relations

    A Chinese report on political, social, and diplomatic changes in Burma since Ne Win's coming to power.

  • September 17, 1963

    Record of a Conversation between Chinese Ambassador to Burma Geng Biao and Burmese Ambassador to China Jiao Wen

    Jiao Wen emphasized that diplomatic envoys must understand newly political policies of Burma and convey accurate instructions to foreign countries.

  • February 08, 1964

    Chinese Foreign Ministry’s Summary for the Embassy of the Burmese Government’s Circumstances for 1963 and Official Directive for 1964 Plans and Projects

    The Foreign Ministry concludes that based on Burma's geopolitics importance, the Chinese government should continue to struggle for the support and neutral position of Ne Win's government.

  • June 05, 1964

    Chinese Foreign Ministry Report, 'On the Topic of Strengthening Our Work in Burma'

    Report explain that Ne Win's government is now suffering from a domestic coup and international isolation, therefore, support from China is important, which also satisfies China's national interests. Following the Premier's instructions, ambassador Geng Biao should plan a meet with Ne Win to discuss these points.

  • July 01, 1964

    Chinese Foreign Ministry, Request for Instructions on Supporting the Ne Win Government through Trade

    The CCP Central Committee’s instructions are to vigorously struggle for Ne Win, to support him economically and to expand the imports from Burma.

  • February 17, 1965

    Research Materials from the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Subunit Concerning Burma’s Political Situation and International Relations Trends, etc.

    Materials stating that Ne Win's government favored neutrality in foreign relations and avoids interfering in international disputes. Burma wants to develop friendly relations with China and receive financial support from China, while keeping its distance. It opposes American and fears it. It relies on Soviet revisionism while also remaining wary of them.

  • June 22, 1965

    Cable from the Chinese Embassy in Burma, 'On Burmese Politics and Recommendations for Ne Win’s Visit to China'

    Report that the internal situation in Burma is deteriorating, causing dissatisfactions towards the Ne Win government. China would show the highest courtesies to Ne Win's during his visit to China.