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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • June 17, 1954

    Notes on Possible Topics for Discussion with Chou En-lai [Zhou Enlai]

    The notes indicates Australia's focus on peace in Indochina and improving relations with China.

  • September 25, 1960

    [Mao Zedong's] Conversation with [Richard] Dixon and [Lawrence "Lance"] Sharkey [then President and General Secretary of the Communist Party of Australia]

    Mao, Dixon, and Sharkey discuss various issues of concern for their respective communist parties, such as the Soviet stance on disarmament and disagreements with the British Communist Party. The Australian communists express support for the Chinese Communist Party, but also urge the Chinese communists to resolve their disputes with the Soviets.

  • November 28, 1968

    Conversations between Mao Zedong and E. F. Hill

    Mao and Australian Communist Party leader E. F. Hill discuss the state the socialist movement in China and on the international stage.

  • October 31, 1973

    Record of Conversation with Premier Zhou Enlai and Prime Minister E.G. Whitlam

    Australian Prime Minister Whitlam offers Zhou Enlai an overview of his country's foreign policy interests. Analyzing the international relations among key nations in East and Southeast Asia.

  • November 03, 1973

    Cablegram from the Australian Embassy Peking, 'Prime Minister's Call on Chairman Mao'

    A "slow but articulate" Mao discuss nuclear weapons testing, Taiwan, and the Lin Biao affair with E.G. Whitlam.

  • November 04, 1973

    Prime Minister's Discussions with Premier Zhou Enlai, 31 October-3 November 1973, Summary

    Zhou Enlai and E.G. Whitlam discuss Sino-Australian relations, the Overseas Chinese in Southeast Asia, the Indo-Pak conflict, Great Power relations, Taiwan's international status, and other issues.

  • June 21, 1990

    National Intelligence Daily for Thursday, 21 June 1990

    The CIA’s National Intelligence Daily for Thursday, 21 June 1990 describes the latest developments in USSR, Canada, Israel, EC, Nicaragua, Australia, Cuba.