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  • July 26, 1965

    Stenographic Transcript of Discussions Held with Chinese Communist Party Delegation to the 9th Congress of Romanian Communist Party

    The meeting focuses on disagreements between the Chinese and Soviets regarding the Vietnam War and general support to the North Vietnamese. The two sides also discuss general relations among the Warsaw Pact countries.

  • July 27, 1965

    Conversation from [Mao Zedong's] Audience with Li Zongren and His Wife

    Mao welcomes Li Zongren, a former Nationalist military commander and warlord, back to China after his time of exile overseas in the United States.

  • July 30, 1965

    Memorandum from Thomas L. Hughes to the Secretary, 'Recent Indonesian Statements Concerning Nuclear Weapons'

    Statements by Indonesian authorities notwithstanding, INR analysts did not “believe that Indonesia possesses the facilities, personnel and radioactive material necessary for producing an atomic device with any speed.”

  • August 03, 1965

    Conversation from [Mao Zedong's] Audience with the French Minister of [Cultural] Affairs, [Georges André] Malraux

    Mao and Malraux discuss a variety of topics, ranging from the Chinese revolution to American aggression in Vietnam and Soviet revisionism.

  • August 03, 1965

    Chinese Foreign Ministry Circular, 'Talks Between the Ghanaian Mission and the DRV'

    The Chinese Foreign Ministry reports on a visit by the President of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah, to North Vietnam as part of a British commonwealth initiative to mediate peace talks between the US and the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. The DRV rejected the Ghana overture on the grounds that it was "designed in reality to bypass the Geneva Accords to get the United States and the DRV into direct talks while countries like Ghana help the United States by pressuring the DRV." The circular then gives instructions to the Chinese embassies on how to deal with questions about the mission.

  • August 08, 1965

    Conversation from [Mao Zedong's] Audience with an Guinean Educational Delegation and the [Guinean] Attorney General

    Mao meets with Guinea's Minister of Education, Seydou Conté, and Prosecutor General Fadiala Keita. They primarily discuss China's efforts to reform intellectuals and counter-revolutionaries through education and labor.

  • August 12, 1965

    Chinese Foreign Ministry Circular, "Malraux’s visit to China"

    The Chinese Foreign Ministry reports on a visit by the French Minister of State Andre Malraux to China. Malraux came in part to act as a peace broker for the United States and proposed a plan to Zhou Enlai to divide Vietnam. Zhou rejected the proposal.

  • August 12, 1965

    Record of Conversation between Premier Zhou and Trần Văn Thanh, Chief, Delegation in China of National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam

    Zhou Enlai and Trần Văn Thanh discuss the war in South Vietnam, Singapore's departure from the Federation of Malaya, and prospects for the Second Asian-African Conference.

  • August 19, 1965

    Note by the East German Envoy to Moscow, Rossmeisl, on Talks with Unnamed Soviet Vietnam Specialists

    Unnamed Soviet specialists claim that the USSR's aid to Vietnam is worth 1 million rubles per day. They also argue that because of the amount of aid, the Chinese propaganda claiming a lack of Soviet aid is losing ground among the population in North Vietnam, although the rumor still persists in the South.

  • August 19, 1965

    Chinese Foreign Ministry Circular, "Vietnam 'Peace Talk' Activities"

    The Chinese Foreign Ministry reports on overtures made by the United States toward initiating peace talks to end the Vietnam War. Many countries in such as Ghana, France, India and Yugoslavia are attempting to promote the talks, but China remains skeptical of these initiatives and opposed to opening talks.

  • August 20, 1965

    Zhou Enlai’s talk with E. H. K. Mudenda, Agricultural Minister of Zambia

    Zhou Enlai explains Chinese opposition to peace talks with the United States to end the Vietnam War.

  • August 20, 1965

    Record of Conversation between Premier Kim and the Chinese Friendship Delegation

    Kim Il Sung and the Chinese Friendship Delegation discuss agriculture issues in China and North Korea, the war in Vietnam, and confrontation with the United States.

  • September 01, 1965

    Report on the Visit to North Korea by the Chinese Friendship Delegation and Record of Conversations between Premier Kim Il Sung and the Chinese Friendship Delegation

    The Chinese Friendship Delegation summarizes its visit to North Korea from August 13 through August 25, 1965.

  • September 03, 1965

    Record of Premier Zhou Enlai’s Fourth Conversation with Guinea’s Minister of Posts and Communications Minister Diop

    Zhou Enlai and Alhassane Diop discuss prospects a second Asian-African Conference as well as Soviet policy toward the Vietnam War.

  • September 09, 1965

    Conversation between Chairman Liu Shaoqi and Premier Zhou Enlai and Charge d'Affaires Jeong Bong-gyu at the 17th National Day Reception held at the North Korean Embassy

    Liu Shaoqi and Jeong Bong-gyu discuss the Indo-Pak War, the likelihood of holding the Second Asian-African Conference, and the war in Vietnam.

  • September 11, 1965

    Cable from the Chinese Embassy in North Korea, 'On North Korea's Response to the Indian Invasion of Pakistan'

    The Chinese Embassy in Pyongyang reports that North Korea's reaction to the Indo-Pak War has been timid.

  • September 14, 1965

    [Mao Zedong's] Conversation with a Delegation from the African Student Union in France (Excerpt)

    Mao reminds visiting students that they should use their knowledge to serve the people of their home countries.

  • September 18, 1965

    National Science Committee, Briefings on Receiving Foreign Guests, No. 1

    Description of the first meeting between members of a special team at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the visiting Atomic Energy Group of the Indonesian Economic Delegation. The Indonesian delegation explains that the main goal of the delegation's China visit is to understand the status of China's research on atomic energy, making a number of requests to visit and learn about relevant atomic laboratories, nuclear reactors, and potentially send staff to research together with Chinese experts.

  • September 20, 1965

    National Science Committee, Briefings on Receiving Foreign Guests, No. 2

    Report on the second meeting with the Atomic Energy Group of the Indonesian Economic Delegation. The head of the delegation asks to visit factors and labs that select uranium ore and process raw materials into fuel. In negotiations, the Indonesian side proposes longterm cooperation between Indonesia and China on atomic energy, and protective measures against nuclear radiation.

  • September 21, 1965

    National Science Committee, Briefings on Receiving Foreign Guests, No. 3

    Continued report on visit of Atomic Energy Group of the Indonesian Economic Delegation. Describes a visit made by the Indonesian delegation to a number of sites, including a nuclear reactor, multiple laboratories, and a computer science research institute at Tsinghua University. The report notes that the head of the Indonesian group was a member of the Air Force, confirming that part of the delegation consists of "military men." Also summarizes questions raised by one of the group members.