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  • December 11, 1965

    Cable from Li Qiang to the Ministry of Foreign Trade and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    A report on Li Qiang’s discussion with Ri Ju-yeon on industrial production and bilateral trade issues between China and North Korea. They also discussed about the quality of North Korean productions and the exchange of North Korean personnel in a Chinese vinylon factory.

  • December 11, 1965

    Cable from the Chinese Embassy in the Soviet Union, 'The Soviet Revisionists Have Greatly Strengthened their False Support for Vietnam'

    The Chinese Embassy in Moscow analyzes Soviet policy toward Vietnam in the context of the Sino-Soviet split.

  • December 14, 1965

    Several Questions Raised by Vice Premier Ri Ju-yeon to Deputy Minister Li Qiang prior to the Signing of the Protocol

    Ri Ju-yeon and Li Qiang discuss China's provision of war materials, including wheat, fuel, and American dollars, to North Korea.

  • December 14, 1965

    Minutes of Conversation between Ri Ju-yeon and PRC Foreign Trade Minister Li Qiang

    An exchange of views between Ri Ju-yeon and PRC Foreign Trade Minister Li Qiang on trade between China and North Korea. They discussed about timber, automobiles, gold and rubles.

  • December 14, 1965

    Report by the Adviser to the Bulgarian Embassy in Beijing, Ivan Dimitrov, to the Bulgarian Ambassador, Khr. Stoichev

    Bulgarian report on the conversations between Mao Zedong and Ho Chi Minh. According to the report, Mao agrees with Ho Chi Minh that they should officially recognize the NLF as the government of South Vietnam, while expressing his reservations about asking for volunteers from other countries. He again fully opposes any negotiations with the United States.

  • December 15, 1965

    Cable, Ruo Jiaoyu and Li Qiang to the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, 'Vice Premier Ri Ju-yeon's Discussion of War Materials'

    Ambassador Ruo Jiaoyu and Li Qiang summarize a meeting held with Ru Ju-yeon on China's provision of war materials to North Korea. The two countries reached a consensus that "[North] Korea’s support for the revolution in the South [Korea] is needed."

  • December 15, 1965

    Cable from Chinese Ambassador in North Korea Jiao Ruoyu, 'On the Situation of Calling on Vice Premier Kim Il'

    Kim Il discusses Sino-North Korean relations, the situation in South Korea, and Japan's position in East Asia with Chinese Ambassador Jiao Ruoyu.

  • December 19, 1965

    Record of Conversation from Premier Zhou's Reception of UAR Deputy Prime Minister Aziz Sedky

    Zhou Enlai criticises the developmental aid policies and practices of the United States and the Soviet Union. He and Sedky also discuss Chinese aid to Egypt.

  • December 20, 1965

    Cable from Li Qiang to Premier Zhou Enlai

    A report on Li Qiang’s discussions with Ri Ju-yeon on war materials, exchange of rice with British pounds, and business opportunities in Hong Kong.

  • December 20, 1965

    Zhou Enlai's Comments on a Cable from Li Qiang

    Zhou Enlai asks that the trade agreement between China and North Korea be signed in 1965.

  • December 22, 1965

    Cable from the Chinese Embassy in the Soviet Union, 'On the Situation of the Soviet Revisionists “Condemning America and Supporting Vietnam”'

    The Chinese Embassy in Moscow reports on recent Soviet efforts to support the Vietnamese against the United States.

  • December 23, 1965

    Cable from the Foreign Ministry to Ambassador Jiao Ruoyu, 'On Vice Premier Li Xiannian's Visit to North Korea'

    The Foreign Ministry briefs Chinese Ambassador to North Korea Jiao Ruoyu on Li Xiannian's impending visit to Pyongyang.

  • December 26, 1965

    Cable from the Chinese Embassy in North Korea to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Foreign Trade

    An exchange of views between Kim Il Sung and Li Xiannian on Chinese technical assistance to North Korea, U.S. imperialism, economic situation in North Korea, and China-North Korea friendly foreign realtions.

  • 1966

    Note on Certain Characteristics of Western Trade Developments for 1966 (undated)

    Report on the main aspects of international trade for the year 1966. The report covers issues such as developing countries’ growth in exports, the trade balances of various Western countries, East-West trade, and trends for 1967.

  • January, 1966

    Excerpt of an Indian Document on Chinese Nuclear Delivery Capability

    An excerpt of a document recovered from the Air India 101 crash assessing China's military capabilities.

  • January, 1966

    Information about the Visit of the Soviet Party and Government Delegation to Mongolia Headed by Brezhnev [Excerpt]

    Leonid Brezhnev speaks with Mongolian delegates about the Chinese military build-up on the Mongolian border, and the state of the Mongolians living in Inner Mongolia.

  • January 09, 1966

    Secret Letter from the Indian Embassy in Beijing to the Foreign Secretary in New Delhi, No. PEK/104/66, 'China and the West'

    The Indian Embassy in Beijing sent a letter to the Indian Foreign Secretary to prove an analysis of Chinese foreign policy, such as Beijing's relationship with the West and the impact of Sino-Soviet split on Chinese foreign relations.

  • January 11, 1966

    Bulgarian Politburo Resolution on Intelligence Actions Against China and Albania

    CC BCP Politburo approves Angel Solakov’s recommendation the State Security Committee to commence intelligence and counter-intelligence operations against PRC and Albania. In an attached report Solakov lays out the rationale for such actions. Solakov cites cases where the Chinese and Albanian intelligence services have allegedly embarked upon anti-Soviet actions in various countries of Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America.

  • January 20, 1966

    National Intelligence Estimate, NIE 4-66, 'The Likelihood of Further Nuclear Proliferation'

    This estimate updated an estimate (NIE-4-2-64) published in 1964 of the nuclear proliferation problem. That estimate, like this one, overestimated the likelihood of an Indian bomb, while somewhat underestimating Israel’s program. This assessment followed the same pattern—predicting India would produce a weapon within a “few years” and also putting Israel in the “might” category, although treating it as a “serious contender” nonetheless. Also following a short discussion of the “snowball effect” (later known as “proliferation cascades” or “chains”) suggesting that the United Arab Republic (Egypt-Syria) and Pakistan were likely to take the nuclear option should India or Israel go nuclear.

  • January 20, 1966

    Top Secret Note No. D.185-NG/66 from the Ministry of External Affairs (East Asia Division), Copy no. 36, authored by A.K. Damodaran (Deputy Secretary, East Asia Division)

    The note describes India's difficulty in the assessment of Chinese defense production due to the absence of official statistics.