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  • February 07, 1979

    Meeting of Former Prime Minister Fukuda and Vice Premier Deng (Summary Record)

    Deng and Fukuda discuss developments in Cambodia, among other subjects.

  • February 07, 1979

    Meeting of Former Prime Minister Tanaka and Vice Premier Deng (Summary Record)

    Deng and Tanaka discuss Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, and ASEAN, among other subjects.

  • February 07, 1979

    Tête-à-tête Meeting of Prime Minister and Vice Premier Deng (Record)

    Deng and Ohira discuss developments in Indochina and on the Korean Peninsula, as well as relations with the United States.

  • February 09, 1979

    Mongolian Record of Conversation with Soviet Officials in Moscow, February 1979

    Discusses the cancellation of the alliance treaty between China and the Soviet Union, and the impact this will have on the Mongolian People’s Republic. They are urged not to hurry the cancellation of the treaty, however, because China has not yet explicitly asked for it. They also note that there are anti-Soviet propaganda items being spread in Korea, and the growing role the U.S. is playing in Chinese affairs.

  • February 10, 1979

    Message from the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam addressed to the Secretary-General

    The Vietnamese Foreign Ministry reports that Chinese troops have amassed along the Sino-Vietnamese border.

  • February 10, 1979

    Urgent Message from Nguyen Duy Trinh

    Nguyen Duy Trinh informs the UN Secretary General of China's military maneuvers on the Sino-Vietnamese border.

  • February 12, 1979

    Chinese Foreign Ministry's Note to the Vietnamese Embassy in China Protesting against Viet Nam's Military Provocations

    The Chinese Foreign Ministry accuses Vietnam of sending troops into Yunnnan and Guangxi and attacking Chinese citizens.

  • February 15, 1979

    Letter, Chen Chu to Ambassador A.Y. Bishara

    Chen Chu announces that "the Vietnamese authorities are pursuing a policy of aggression and expansion abroad."

  • February 16, 1979

    Chinese Foreign Ministry's Note of Protest against Vietnamese Encroachment upon Chinese Territory and Creation of Bloodshed

    The Chinese government reports that "Vietnamese armed personnel encroached upon Chinese border areas on nearly 30 occassions."

  • February 16, 1979

    Memorandum of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam on the Chinese Authorities' Intensified Armed Activities on the Viet Nam Border and their Frantic War Preparations against Viet Nam

    A Vietnamese Foreign Ministry Report outlining its allegations that China is provoking hostilities on the Sino-Vietnamese border.

  • February 16, 1979

    Memorandum dated 14 February 1979 of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam on the Chinese Authorities' Intensified Armed Activities on the Viet Nam Border and their Frantic War Preparations against Viet Nam

    Vietnam claims that China has "intensified armed activities" on the Sino-Vietnamese border.

  • February 17, 1979

    Statement of the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on the Chinese Invasion of Vietnam

    The Vietnamese government denounced the Chinese invasion on February 17, 1979.

  • March 01, 1979

    Information regarding the Visit of the Study Group of the CC PUWP in China

    Talks about the development of trade and economy in Poland, and the need to develop Chinese relations with Poland, which can be done by developing the Chinese language more in Poland.

  • March 16, 1979

    Notes on a Meeting held in the Secretary-General's Office on Friday, 16 March 1979, at 10.30 pm

    Ambassador Chen Chu and Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim discuss the situation in Indochina.

  • March 27, 1979

    'Decisions of the NVR from 9 March 1979: Oral Report on China’s Aggression against the Socialist Republic of Vietnam'

    A report on the Sino-Vietnamese Conflict, outlining the military forces on both sides and a description of combat operations from 17 February to 8 March.

  • March 28, 1979

    Soviet Communication to the Hungarian Leadership on the Situation in Afghanistan

    This document discusses the strained political situation in Afghanistan in terms of counter-revolutionaries attempting to overthrow the government. Such revolutions in part came from reactionary Muslim regions, some of which are replete with Shiites who may have been influence by the Chinese government.

  • April 03, 1979

    Information about the Results of the Official Friendly Visit of A.N. Kosygin in India (March 9-15 of This Year)

    This document reports on the visit by the Soviet premier, Alexsei Kosygin, to India in March 1979. The Indian leadership once again confirms its intention to retain close relations with Moscow irrespective of the future relationship with the US and China. During the visit a number of trade and scientific agreements are signed. The USSR expresses its readiness to cooperate in the nuclear field on the basis of peaceful use as laid down in the Indian-Soviet agreement of January 1979. Reacting to the Chinese threat and its perceived objective to gain a hegemonic position in Asia, India wishes to talk about the delivery of more sophisticated military equipment. The Soviet officials interpret Indian foreign policy as moving closer to the Socialist Bloc and joining Vietnam and Cuba in the formation of a ‘leftist wing’ in the Non-Aligned Movement.

  • April 07, 1979

    Telegram to the Direct of the Korean Central Intelligence Agency from the Minister of Foreign Affairs, “Report on DPRK’s Foreign Minister Heo Dam’s Visit to Yugoslavia, etc."

    Report on Foreign Minister of North Korea Heo Dam's visit to Yugoslavia. The report covers the conversation between Heo and Yugoslavia on the matter of the Non-Aligned movement, Yugoslavia's support for North Korea's inter-Korean reunification, and the political situation in Indochina.

  • April 12, 1979

    Mongolian Memorandum of Conversation with O.B. Rakhmanin

    Rakhmanin reports on the status of the Sino-Soviet treaty, which he says hinges on the Sino-Vietnamese situation, which he tries to explain in terms of territory and aid to the Vietnamese.

  • April 30, 1979

    Notes on a Meeting held during the Secretary-General's Visit to Peking on 30 April 1979

    Prince Nordom Sihanouk weighs in on the situation in Cambodia, stating that though the situation is grim, "his own policy was to wait and see" what would happen next.