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  • June 30, 1951

    Ciphered Telegram No. 21340 from Beijing, Mao Zedong to Cde. Filippov [Stalin]

    Telegram from Mao to Stalin advising on the manner in which he believes armistice negotiations should be carried out.

  • June 30, 1951

    Ciphered Telegram No. 3917, Filippov [Stalin] to Krasovsky, for Cde. Mao Zedong

    Telegram from Stalin to Mao advising how to reply to the American request for armistice negotiations.

  • June 30, 1951

    Ciphered Telegram No. 21334 from Beijing, Mao Zedong to Cde. Filippov [Stalin]

    Telegram from Mao to Stalin confirming that the PLA will enact the reorganizations proposed by Stalin. Mao also talks about several considerations regarding the American proposal for armistice negotiations.

  • July 03, 1951

    Ciphered telegram, Filippov (Stalin) to Mao Zedong

    Stalin sends his advice on peace negotiations to Mao, as requested by Mao’s telegram of the same day.

  • July 03, 1951

    Ciphered telegram, Mao Zedong to Filippov (Stalin) conveying 30 June 1951 message from Kim Il Sung to Mao

    Kim Il Sung’s message to Mao Zedong communicates Kim’s requirements for a peace proposal.

  • July 03, 1951

    Ciphered telegram, Mao Zedong to Filippov (Stalin) conveying 2 July 1951 telegram from Mao to Peng Dehuai, Gao Gang, and Kim Il Sung

    The included telegram from Mao to Peng, Gao, and Kim gives Mao’s military instructions for the upcoming peace negotiations.

  • July 03, 1951

    Telegram, Mao Zedong to Filippov [Stalin]

    Mao Zedong writes Stalin on the Chinese position for a ceasefire in the Korean War which the Chinese side will propose at an upcoming meeting with the UN negotiators. Mao asks Stalin for his opinion on the Chinese position.

  • July 20, 1951

    Ciphered Telegram from Mao Zedong to Filippov [Stalin]

    Telegram from Mao to Stalin discussing the points of agreement and disagreement between the Korean-Chinese and Anglo-American representatives of armistice negotiations.

  • August 12, 1951

    Telegram, Soviet Foreign Ministry to N. V. Roshchin (Soviet Ambassador in Beijing)

    Message from the Soviet Foreign Ministry to its Ambassador to the PRC Roshchin, instructing him to inform Zhou Enlai of the USSR's intent to reluctantly take part in the peace conference at San Francisco.

  • August 13, 1951

    Telegram from Mao Zedong to Stalin conveying 12 August 1951 telegram from Li Kenong to Mao re: Armistice Talks.

    Telegram from Mao to Stalin relaying the assessment of Li Kenong of the state of the ongoing armistice talks. He states that the US is unwilling the accept the 38th parallel as the demaracation line and that given the state of North Korean forces, they should consider make concessions to American demands in this regard in the interests of ceasing hostilities.

  • August 28, 1951

    CC Politburo decision with approved message from Stalin to Mao Zedong

    Stalin agrees with Mao on the steps taken in response to the attacks, Stalin does not agree in inviting neutral countries to negotiations.

  • September 08, 1951

    Ciphered telegram, Mao Zedong to Filippov (Stalin)

    Mao asks for more Soviet advisers for Chinese troops in Korea.

  • September 12, 1951

    Telegram from Filippov [Stalin] to Mao Zedong via Krasovsky

    Telegram from Stalin to Mao agreeing to send the military advisors requested by Mao, and that five advisors should be satisfactory.

  • October 07, 1951

    Telegram from Filippov [Stalin] to Mao Zedong via Krasovsky

    Telegram from Stalin to Mao discussing the five advisors being sent to Beijing, and the military equipment being sent by the end of 1951 for the remaining six divisions -- the delivery of which is being delayed six months.

  • October 18, 1951

    Cable, Mao Zedong to Joseph Stalin

    Mao writes to Stalin regarding an upcoming conference to discuss strategy for an armistice ending the Korean War.

  • October 24, 1951

    Cable, Mao Zedong to Joseph Stalin

    Mao reports to Stalin regarding an enemy aircraft attempting to sever Chinese-Soviet communication lines in Korea. Mao requests the Soviet air force assistance.

  • November 01, 1951

    Ciphered Telegram No. 25465 from Beijing, Mao Zedong to Cde. Filippov [Stalin]

    Mao writes to Stalin discussing strategies for a proposal cease hostilities at the front line, and establish a line of demarcation between the two sides.

  • November 14, 1951

    Ciphered Telegram No. 25902 from Beijing, Mao Zedong to Cde. Filippov [Stalin]

    Mao writes to Stalin of the ongoing armistice negotiations concerning Korea, specifically the proposed demarcation line (38th parallel). Mao also writes about monitoring, the exchange of prisoners of war, and economic considerations within China.

  • November 19, 1951

    Ciphered Telegram, Special No. 1821 from Beijing

    Telegram from Roshchin to Moscow after meeting Zhou Enlai who asked him to request of Stalin an answer to Mao's earlier inquiry on the negotiations in Korea.

  • November 21, 1951

    Ciphered Telegram No. 26044, Gromyko to Razuvaev

    Telegram from Gromyko to Razuvaev instructing him to explain to the Chinese and Koreans the reasoning behind Vyshinsky's demand that the demarcation line be established at the 38th parallel rather than at the present front line.