May 28, 1987
Letter from Rolf Berthold to Cde. Erich Honecker
In anticipation of a visit by Zhao Ziyang to East Germany, the Ambassador of the GDR in Beijing reports on China's economic reforms, the leadership within the Chinese Communist Party, and China's relations with the GDR, the Soviet Union, the United States, and Japan.
June 08, 1987
Stenographic Transcript of the Talk between Erich Honecker and Zhao Ziyang
Zhao Ziyang and Erich Honecker discuss the current political leadership in China, particularly the role of Hu Yaobang, and the Kampuchean crisis.
October 26, 1987
Memorandum, 'Re: Chinese Evaluation of the Visit by HSWP's General Secretary'
János Kádár's visit to Beijing is placed in the context of Deng Xiaoping and Zhao Ziyang's policies promoting China's reform and opening.
October 18, 1988
Note about a Meeting between Erich Honecker and Qiao Shi
Erich Honecker and Qiao Shi discuss economic and political reform in China, attempts to foster Sino-Soviet rapprochement, and East German and Chinese attitudes toward chemical and nuclear weapons.
April 06, 1989
Note about the Meeting between Hu Qili and Herbert Naumann
Hu Qili describes ongoing economic reforms in China. As for political reform, Hu indicates that China wants "to further unfold socialist democracy and perfect the judicial system."
May 16, 1989
Excerpts from Conversation between Mikhail Gorbachev and Zhao Ziyang
Zhao Ziyang and Gorbachev discuss political and economic changes ongoing in China.