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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • July 04, 1949

    Report from the Head of the Delegation of the CC of the Chinese Communist Party, 'The Current State of the Chinese Revolution'

    Russian translation of a long Chinese report on the Chinese Civil War and the future of China. Liu Shaoqi claims that the war "will soon end in complete victory" for the Communists. He outlines plans for the Political Consultative Conference and a new central government. He also discusses the future Chinese foreign relations

  • July 06, 1949

    Report, Kovalev to Stalin

    Kovalev relays several requests made by Liu Shaoqi, Gao Gang, and Wang Jiaxiang. The requests include advice on running a communist government, that Soviet professors be sent to China, advice on how to manage Manchuria, and if China could receive a Czechoslovak trade delegation.

  • July 06, 1949

    Report from the Head of the Delegation of the Chinese Communist Party CC to Stalin

    Liu Shaoqi sends list of questions to be discussed with Stalin, and reports that the Chinese plan to study the government and civic structure of the Soviet Union.

  • July 07, 1949

    Democratic Parties and Groups in the Preparatory Committee to Convene a Political Consultative Conference

    A Russian translation of a Chinese report on groups joining in the preparatory committee for the Political Consultative Conference.

  • July 08, 1949

    Information about the Strength and Social Composition of the Communist Party of China

    Report on the history of Chinese Communist Party, membership data, and party demographics

  • July 18, 1949

    Cable, Liu Shaoqi to Mao Zedong

    A committee to write up a preliminary draft for a loan from the USSR to China is created. Stalin meets with a delegation of the CCP and answers several of their questions, including: the CCP's policy towards the Chinese national bourgeoisie, the matter of people's democratic dictatorship, Chinese foreign policy issues, Sino-Soviet relations, Xinjiang, Dalian, a Chinese University in Moscow, a railway from outer Mongolia to Zhangjiakou, and a naval school. Stalin and the CCP delegation also discussed the possibility of a war breaking out between the USSR and the US.

  • July 22, 1949

    The China Issue

    A secret North Korean intelligence file on developments in the Chinese Civil War.

  • July 27, 1949

    Memorandum of Conversation between Liu Shaoqi and Stalin

    Liu Shaoqi and Stalin (among others) discuss the state of the Chinese civil war

  • August, 1949

    Liu Shaoqi to Cde. G.M. Malenkov

    Liu Shaoqi informs Malenkov that Deng Liqun will lead a team to the East Turkestan Republic and establish radio communication with Moscow and later with Peng Dehuai.

  • August, 1949

    Karsky to Cde. Miklashevsky

    Moscow will assist Deng Liqun, a member of the Chinese Communist Party, with establishing radio contact after arriving in the East Turkestan Republic.

  • September 02, 1949

    Cable No. 3582 from Flilippov [Stalin] to Cde. Mao Zedong

    A delegation of democratic organizations of Xinjiang crashed on its way to Beijing. The delegation included Uyghur political leaders Abdulkerim Abbas and Ehmetjan Qasim.

  • September 26, 1949

    Cable with Message from Mao Zedong to Stalin

    Request for assistance from the Soviet Union with air transport for troops and supplies into Xinjiang.

  • October 01, 1949

    Proclamation of the Central People's Government of the PRC

    Upon the founding of the People's Republic of China, Mao Zedong claims that the "government is willing to establish diplomatic relations with any foreign government that is willing to observe the principles of equality, mutual benefit, and mutual respect of territorial integrity and sovereignty."

  • October 03, 1949

    Cable, Filippov [Stalin] to the Soviet Ambassador, Pyongyang

    Stalin asks the ambassador to find the Minister of Foreign Affairs in Beijing and tell him that they agree with the DPRK's thinking on the feasibility of establishing diplomatic relations between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the People's Republic of China.

  • October 06, 1949

    Premier Zhou Enlai's Note to North Korea on His Willingness to Establish Diplomatic Relations with China

    Zhou Enlai writes to North Korean Foreign Minister Pak Hon-yeong and conveys China's desire to establish diplomatic relations with North Korea.

  • October 12, 1949

    Ciphered Telegram No. 58986 from Kovalev to Filippov [Stalin]

    Mao requests assistance with shipments of fuel, troops, and aircraft to Urumchi.

  • October 14, 1949

    Ciphered Telegram No. 4159 from Filipov [Stalin] to Kovalev

    Stalin agrees to send one division from Lanzhou to Urumchi and to ship aviation fuel to Urumchi and Hami.

  • October 20, 1949

    Ciphered Telegram No. 32616 from Savel'yev in Urumchi

    PLA troops arrived in Urumchi in Xinjiang.

  • October 23, 1949

    Cable Telegram no. 59363 from Kovalev to Stalin, containing a message from Mao Zedong

    Mao details the actions of the Worker's Party of South Korea, its attempted actions and its repression by state authorities in the last month, and reiterates that he advised against offensive action.

  • October 25, 1949

    Cable, Mao Zedong to Comrade Filippov [Stalin]

    Mao shares a detailed report on the arrival of the PLA in Xinjiang with Stalin.