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  • April 09, 1981

    Special Assistant for NPI, NFAC, CIA, to Resource Management Staff, Office of Program Assessment et al, 'Request for Review of Draft Paper on the Security Dimension of Non-Proliferation'

    Just a few months into President Reagan’s first term his administration wanted to make its own mark on nonproliferation policy. The report suggests building “broader bilateral relationship[s]” and offering political and security incentives could persuade states considering developing nuclear weapons to cease these efforts.

  • May 15, 1981

    Notes on a Meeting held in the Secretary-General's Office on Friday, 15 May 1981, at 12.10 pm

    Ambassador Ling Qing and Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim discuss the situation in Cambodia as well as Waldheim's upcoming visit to China.

  • June, 1981

    Secretary's Talking Points: US-China Relations

    This is a document containing talking points for Secretary of State Alexander Haig's meeting with Deng Xiaoping. Topics addressed in the document include: Chinese exportation of uranium and heavy water to South Africa and Argentina; the intention to suspend the prohibition of arm sales to China; greater nuclear and security cooperation; the increase in Chinese arm sales to countries dependent on the Soviet Union; and the desire to open a new consulate in Shenyang.

  • June 10, 1981

    Toast by the Secretary-General to the Vice-Premier of China, Beijing, 10 June 1981

    Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim thanks China for its growing involvement in international affairs.

  • June 25, 1981

    Bureau of Intelligence and Research, US Department of State, 'India-Pakistani Views on a Nuclear Weapons Option and Potential Repercussions'

    A U.S. Department of State Bureau of Intelligence and Research report offers an overview of the Indian and Pakistani nuclear programs, and speculates how the development of a weapon in one country could strain relations with Washington and lead to a regional nuclear arms race. India is less likely to take preventive action against Pakistan because of the risk of “antagonizing China,” the report suggests.

  • June 27, 1981

    Resolution on Certain Questions in the History of Our Party since the Founding of the People’s Republic of China

    The Chinese Communist Party assesses the legacy and shortcomings of Mao Zedong, criticizes the Cultural Revolution, and calls for Party unity going forward.

  • July 11, 1981

    Stasi Note on Meeting Between Minister Mielke and KGB Chairman Andropov

    KGB Chairman Andropov and East German Minister for State Security Mielke meet to discuss ongoing Stasi/KGB cooperation and international affairs. Topics of conversation include the Ronald Reagan administration, the Polish Solidarity Crisis,

  • 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 4: Delegation of the Chinese Communist Party, 3-12 July 1981: Meeting with Comrades Giorgio Napolitano and Angelo Oliva, Saturday 11 July at 10.00

    Peng Chong speaks on the reasons of Chinese intervention in Vietnam on 1979

  • 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.

  • July 12, 1981

    Report 3: Delegation of the Chinese Communist Party, 3-12 July 1981: Third Meeting of the Two Delegations, Saturday 11 July at 17.00

    Chiaromonte and Peng Chong discuss on the internal situation in China after the 6th Plenum; on URSS and Afghanistan; Cambodia; European missiles; on China and Soviet Union. Berlinguer comments on the resolution of the 6th Plenum and appreciate it.

  • July 16, 1981

    Gerardo Chiaromonte, 'Note on the Meetings with the Delegation of the CCP'

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

  • August, 1981

    Information for the Politburo of the Central Committee of the SED, 'Visit by Two Officials from the CCP Central Committee to the GDR (16 July to 23 August 1981)'

    East German and Chinese diplomats discuss ongoing political and economic changes in China and in the GDR.

  • August 24, 1981

    Soviet position on the Declaration of the Afghan Government

    This statement demonstrates the DRA's focus to participate in international affairs. The DRA commits itself to the policy of non-alignment, while discussing possible settlements of the situation in Afghanistan which involve the United Nations.

  • October 27, 1981

    Antonio Rubnbi, 'Note for Comrades: Berlinguer, Pajetta, Bufalini, and the Secretariat'

    Introduced by a cover letter signed by Antonio Rubbi and dated October 27, 1981, this document is a note from Siegmund Ginzberg during his visit to China.

  • November 16, 1981

    Sino-Soviet Trade, 1981

    Mongolian embassy official and Deputy Head of the USSR MFA meet to discuss Sino-Soviet relations. The latter notes that the Chinese have not had a change in their attitude or policy, so no positive changes can be expected. Issues related to trade, both physical, technical and scientific, are discussed.

  • November 29, 1981

    Letter, Enrico Berlinguer to Hu Yaobang

    This document dated November 29, 1981 is the final version of a letter from Enrico Berlinguer to Hu Yaobang, President of the Chinese Communist Party, in which he invites his Chinese counterpart to contribute to finding a solution to the situation that has developed in Central and Latin America, especially with regard to US interference in these countries.