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  • April 03, 1955

    Record of Conversation from Premier Zhou Enlai's Reception of Ambassador U Hla Maung

    U Hla Maung and Zhou Enlai discuss the logistics of Zhou's travel to Burma, and U offers Zhou some gifts from the Burmese government. They also discuss a western plot to sabotage the China-Burma relations.

  • April 06, 1955

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1955, No. 4 (Overall Issue No. 7)

    This issue begins with a bulletin about plans for disaster relief after heavy snow. It then features a joint statement that Chinese and Burmese officials made about Chinese exports and offers incentives and suggestions for improving production. Other reports offer instructions for training short-term sports cadres and for conserving grain in the supply and marketing cooperative system.

  • April 16, 1955

    Summary of the Talks between Premier Zhou and Nehru and U Nu

    Summary of the meeting between the Burmese, Chinese and Indian Prime Ministers. The three wished that permanent economic and political institutions could be set up at the Bandung Conference but expressed doubt on that possibility and on whether these institutions could work as desired. Besides, Zhou Enlai proposed the issuance of a document to express the participants' common aspirations. The issue of the Five Principles was also touched upon.

  • April 28, 1955

    Chinese Foreign Ministry Reference Document No.1

    Chinese Reference Document No. 1 which includes the following articles: Ike says to correspondents that the USA is willing to hold direct negotiations with New China Britain wishes to be a loyal mediator between New China and the USA Burmese newspapers’ comments on Taiwan issue Nehru, Nasir and others speak to correspondents in Calcutta Menzies’s comments on Zhou Enlai’s proposal Kotalawela’s comment on the Asian-African Conference USA and Red China Bright prospect Bright prospect The Five States of the Colombo Conference and the USA Comments of the prime ministers of India, Pakistan and Egypt on the Asian-African Conference The Bandung Conference The Five States of the Colombo Conference and the USA. Allen’s comments on the Asian-African Conference Pakistan and Egypt on the Asian-African Conference

  • May 27, 1955

    Summary of the Views of Afro-Asian Countries on the Taiwan Issue at the Afro-Asian Conference

    The People's Republic of China maintains that the Taiwan issue was an internal issue of China, and it was the US who created tension by invading and occupying Taiwan.

  • November 28, 1955

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1955, No. 20 (Overall Issue No. 23)

    This issue features several sections about draft by-laws for agricultural cooperatives as well as governance at the provincial and local levels. It also discusses Sino-Burmese (Myanmar) air transport negotiations, the regulation of public debt, and the need for more in-service training for teachers at secondary schools.

  • January 09, 1956

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1956, No. 01 (Overall Issue No. 27)

    This issue begins with a joint declaration from China and the German Democratic Republic about their Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation. It also discusses an encounter in which South Korean naval ships shot at and attempted to seize Chinese fishing boats. Other sections cover an agreement to import rice from Myanmar in exchange for Chinese goods, agriculture, and tax exemptions for medical organizations.

  • June 22, 1956

    Minutes of Zhou Enlai’s Meeting with Burmese Ambassador U Hla Maung

    Zhou Enlai and U Hla Maung discuss the overseas Chinese in Burma and Burma's ties to Taiwan.

  • June 28, 1956

    Deng Xiaoping Submits a Written Report to the Central Committee on the China-Burma Border Issue

    Deng Xiaoping lays out China's plans for resolving the border dispute with Burma.

  • August 11, 1956

    Letter, Young Kee Kim to Chung Whan Cho

    Young Kee Kim reports Minister Cho on the Korean delegations to observe training public administrators and Fifth Assembly of the World Confederation of Organizations of Teaching Profession.

  • August 23, 1956

    CDS Report No. 15 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin reports on current Vietnam affairs, General John O'Daniel's visit, Vietnam's opinions toward Red China's presence in Burma, and his recent social activities.

  • September 21, 1956

    Report, UN Department of Political and Security Council Affairs, 'Note on the China-Burma Border Question'

    The Department of Political and Security Council Affairs provides an overview of the history and current status of the disputed China-Burma border.

  • November 17, 1956

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1956, No. 41 (Overall Issue No. 67)

    This issue commemorates the 90th birthday of Sun Yat-sen and continues to decry British and French aggression in Egypt. It also affirms Sino-Burmese relations after former Burmese Prime Minister U Nu visited China as Chairman of the Anti-Fascist People's Freedom League. Other sections cover the need for labor protection, establishing and expanding local people's committees, and problems with work assignments for university graduates.

  • November 29, 1956

    Letter No. 30 from the President (Syngman Rhee) to Minister Duk Shin Choi

    President Rhee briefly discusses U.S.-South Korean relations and mentions concern about the current crisis in Hungary.

  • December 25, 1956

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1956, No. 46 (Overall Issue No. 72)

    This issue begins with a joint statement from Zhou Enlai and Burmese Prime Minister U Ba Swe. It also features the text of a Sino-Soviet agreement for cultural cooperation and approves plans for a handicraft industry meeting related to the production of handmade paper and bamboo pulp in 1957. Other sections address how state-owned theater troupes should pay screenwriters for their plays and how rural villages should launch cultural activities for the coming Spring Festival (Lunar New Year).

  • 1957

    Decision of the First National People’s Congress regarding Premier and Minister of Foreign Affairs Zhou Enlai’s Announcement concerning the China-Burma border (Draft)

    A draft decision calling for a fair and peaceful resolution to the Sino-Burmese border dispute.

  • May 25, 1957

    CDS Report No. 42 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin reports on a conversation with Ngô Đình Diệm on a proposed visit by Diệm to South Korea. They also discuss the political situation in Burma, including U Nu's attitudes toward Japan, China, and communism.

  • 1958

    Recommendations for the China Expatriate Committee’s Expatriate Affairs

    Recommendations to increase the patriotism of Chinese living overseas and advance Chinese foreign policy goals.

  • September 25, 1958

    On the Issues of Market Conditions in Burma and Burmese Businessmen Participating in the Autumn Trade Fair

    The Chinese government analyzes the intentions and likely benefits of having Burmese business people come to trade fairs in China.

  • January 04, 1959

    Policy Documents for Expatriate Affairs related to the CCP Central Committee, Expatriate Committee, and District Committees (1956, 1957, 1959)

    The CCP reviews its work with international Chinese in Southeast Asia as well as some of the boundary issues with Laos, Burma, and Vietnam.