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  • March 30, 1948

    Message, Willems to Chamberlin, Ennis

    A memorandum from the US Army's Intelligence Division, detailing the Army’s contingency plan in the event of a communist takeover in Italy's 1948 parliamentary elections.

  • December 29, 1975

    Committee for State Security Report on Anti-Soviet Propaganda and Anti-Socialist Elements

    The Committee for State Security reported on statements from the French and Italian Communist party leaders being used in anti-Soviet propaganda and broadcasted on western radio stations. The use of these statements caused a debate over socialist ideology, human rights, and freedoms. The report looks at prior anti-socialist activity and results of actions in places such as Hungary and Poland. The role of the KGB and decrease in crime rate is also discussed.

  • August 05, 1979

    Annex A/1: Intervention at the Opening of the Talks (Wednesday, 25 July)

    In this note, the Italian delegation gives some introductory remarks stressing the importance of the ongoing negotiations for peace between China and Vietnam - following the conflict of February 1979 - and China and the Soviet Union - for a new start of state-to-state relations.

  • August 05, 1979

    Annex B/3: On Relations between the CCP and the PCI (Notes from Several Meetings with Feng Xuan, Ji Pengfei, and Li Yimang)

    It contains the notes of the July 1979 meetings with Feng Xuan. Feng advocates for good relationship between the two sides based on mutual respect and equality and independence. He talks about the Soviet military threat on China. He stressed that the PCI position that advocates for criticism to other parties on 'important issues' is considered hostile to the CCP if that touches on Sino-Soviet relations. Feng expresses his wish to host in 1980 an official delegation of the CC of the PCI.

  • August 05, 1979

    Antonio Rubbi and Angelo Cliva, 'Note on the Visit to China and on the Confidential Meetings between the Delegations of the PCI and the CCP (24-31 July 1979)'

    In this note dated August 5, 1979, Antonio Rubbi and Angelo Oliva provide a report on the visit to China and on the closed-door meetings between the PCI and CCP delegations from July 24 to 31, 1979. Attached to the note are a number of annexes with the statements made at the meetings.

  • April 22, 1980

    Annex 4/C: Last of Meeting of 22 April at 4:30pm: Hu Yaobang's Questions and Berlinguer's Answers

    Hu Yaobang asks about PCI relations with USA; PCI relations with French Socialists; and Hu's proposal to use the PCI to send Mitterrand a message and an invitation to China.

  • April 22, 1980

    Annex 4/B: Meeting of 22 April 1980: Hu Yaobang's Answers to the Questions of Pajetta

    Hu Yaobang answers to Pajetta's questions on: Lin Biao and the Gang of Four; their influence on foreign policy in 1966-1967 and in 1974; the recognition of Pinochet government in Chile

  • May 05, 1980

    Annex 5: Proposals for the Development of Relations between the Two Parties

    The PCI proposes a set of option for future cooperation and Hu Yaobang accepts them all: a CCP delegation to Italy; continuous dialogue between PCI and CCP via the correspondent of Unita in Beijing and Chinese Ambassador in Rome; etc.

  • May 05, 1980

    Annex 9: Conversation at the Peking Airport, 25 April 1980

    Berlinguer explains that they cannot invite the French Socialist on behalf of the CCP as the French Communist might get offended. Hu Yaobang said that the CCP was not ready to normalize relations with the French Communists as they were not independent enough yet.

  • May 05, 1980

    Reports on the Meetings of the PCI Delegation with the CCP Delegation and with Hua Guofeng and Deng Xiaoping (Peking, 15-22 April 1980): Chronicle of Stay and Meetings between Delegations

    This document includes a program of the meetings between PCI and CCP held in Beijing from April 15 to 22 1980 and a series of annexes with a collection of minutes from the meetings of the PCI delegation with the CCP delegation and with Hua Guofeng and Deng Xiaoping.

  • May 05, 1980

    Annex 4/A: Last Meeting of 22 April at 4:30pm: Questions and Considerations of Pajetta

    Talks between Hu Yaobang, Berlinguer and Pajetta. Pajetta presents a series of questions to the Chinese and give a brief talk stressing respect for the Chinese comrades decisions.

  • May 05, 1980

    Annex 8: L'Unita, 'New Stage in Relations between the CCP and the PCI' (26 November 1980)

  • May 05, 1980

    Annex 7: Interview with Deng Xiaoping, 17 April 1980 (Summary Report)

    Deng and Berlinguer talk about the strategy of Indira Gandhi and the policy of the Soviet Union in South Asia.

  • May 05, 1980

    Annex 5: Proposals for the Development of Relations between the Two Parties

    Hua talks about the bilateral misunderstanding of the past. Hhe stressed the importance of his visit to Yugoslavia and Tito's role in improving the relationship with the PCI. He also touches upon the situation in Afghanistan.

  • May 06, 1980

    Meeting of the Leadership on 6 May 1980: Information on the PCI Delegation's Visit to China and to Korea

    This document is a report of the minutes of the meeting of the PCI leadership on May 6, 1980. The agenda included the report on the trip to China and Korea of the PCI delegation.

  • July 12, 1981

    Delegation of the Chinese Communist Party, 3-12 July 1981

    A cover sheet for a series of documents concerning meetings between the PCI and the CCP in July 1981.

  • July 12, 1981

    Report 5: Delegation of the Chinese Communist Party, 3-12 July 1981: Farewell Talks, Sunday 12 July at 18.00

    A list of future exchange between the PCI and the CCP

  • July 12, 1981

    Annex B: Delegation of the Chinese Communist Party, 3-12 July 1981: Meeting with the Lombardy Regional Committee, Monday 6 July at 18.30

    Peng Chong asks questions on the situation of the PCI in Lombardy

  • July 12, 1981

    Report 2: Delegation of the Chinese Communist Party, 3-12 July 1981: Second Meeting of the Two Delegations, Saturday 4 July at 9.00

    Chiaromonte introduces domestic and international situation; Peng Chong asks about the meeting with the French Communists. Berlinguer makes a speech.

  • July 12, 1981

    Report 1: Delegation of the Chinese Communist Party, 3-12 July 1981: First Meeting of the Two Delegations, Friday 3 July at 16.00

    Feng Chen exposes the outcome of the 6th Plenum of CC of the CCP elected at the 11th Congress concerning the approval of the document on the history of the CCP.