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  • October 21, 1954

    Talking Points from Premier Zhou Enlai’s Third Meeting with Nehru

    Zhou Enlai and Nehru discuss Sino-Indian relations, as well as China and India's views toward Thailand, Indonesia, Korea, Vietnam, and Ceylon (Sri Lanka).

  • October 21, 1954

    Minutes of the Third Meeting between Premier Zhou Enlai and Nehru

    Zhou and Nehru discuss developments in South Asia and Southeast Asia.

  • December 06, 1954

    Cable from the Chinese Embassy in Indonesia, 'The Prime Ministers of India, Burma, Pakistan, Ceylon are Preparing to Attend the Bogor Conference'

    Ambassador to Indonesia Huang Zhen reports that the prime ministers of India, Burma, Ceylon and Pakistan are planning to attend the Bogor Conference. Ceylon's request that China, Japan, Israel and Turkey not be invited to the Asian-African Conference has been rejected.

  • 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 27, 1955

    Report from the Chinese Foreign Ministry, 'Compilation of the Excerpts of the Telegrams Concerning the Asian-African Conference'

    The collection of telegrams covers the procedure and agenda about the Asian-African Conference, the arguments about China’s participation in the Conference, the attempts of the US and the UK to influence the Conference, and the attitudes of various countries toward the Conference.

  • May 27, 1955

    Summary of the Views of Afro-Asian Countries on the Taiwan Issue at the Afro-Asian Conference

    The People's Republic of China maintains that the Taiwan issue was an internal issue of China, and it was the US who created tension by invading and occupying Taiwan.

  • October 29, 1955

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1955, No. 18 (Overall Issue No. 21)

    This issue includes a statement from Mao about the establishment of agricultural cooperatives. Other sections discuss plans for the Sixth Plenary Session of the Seventh CCP Central Committee, the Sino-Egyptian trade agreement, and trade negotiations between China and Ceylon (later Sri Lanka). Furthermore, it includes a joint statement from Peng Zhen, General Secretary of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, and the head of a delegation from the Japanese Diet, Kanbayashiyama Eikichi.

  • September 22, 1956

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1956, No. 34 (Overall Issue No. 60)

    This issue features the text of a resolution to support the Soviet call for disarmament that passed through the National People's Congress. It also includes a joint statement about relations with Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and summarizes a government visit to Tibet. Other sections address strengthening agricultural production cooperatives, problems in education, and provincial administrative concerns, such as the creation of Linxia Autonomous Prefecture for Hui Muslims in Gansu.

  • February 15, 1957

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1957, No. 6 (Overall Issue No. 79)

    This issue contains content on China's relations with Ceylon (Sri Lanka). It also has sections on the five year plan, cotton, construction bonds for farmers, electricity fees, rural commercial taxation, coal production, agricultural loans, and village name changes.

  • February 16, 1957

    Premier Zhou Enlai Receives Pakistani Ambassador Ahmed, and Accepts Letter From Pakistani Premier Suhrawady Explaining the Kashmir Issue

    Zhou Enlai and Pakistani Ambassador Ahmed discuss the Indian-Pakistani dispute over Kashmir, the likelihood of a military conflict in the region, and the possibility that such a conflict could be used by the United States to its advantage.

  • April 18, 1957

    Kolisa-57 Special Report No. 8, 'Trip to Ceylon'

    Choi Duk Shin reports on his trip to Ceylon (Sri Lanka) in April 1957, paying special attention to Ceylon's relationship with China.

  • December 20, 1963

    Record of Premier Zhou Enlai's Calling on President Nasser

    Zhou and Nasser discuss domestic conditions inside of Egypt, the Sino-Indian border war, and the possibilities for a nuclear weapons free zone in Africa and the Middle East.

  • July 20, 1964

    Cable from Xie Kexi, 'Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike’s Attitude toward the Sino-Indian Boundary Issue and Her Inclinations'

    Report on the attitude of Ceylon's Prime Minister Bandaranaike towards the Sino-Indian conflict: While China had the upper hand both politically and militarily, Mrs. Bandaranaike was taking sides with India. The report predicted that Mrs. Bandaranaike's proposal would fail and proposed that China should politically take the offensive against India.

  • May 29, 1965

    Cable from the Chinese Foreign Ministry, 'Reactions to China's Second Nuclear Test'

    Cable from the Chinese Foreign Ministry to Chinese Embassies noting foreign countries' responses to China's second nuclear test.