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  • June 10, 1955

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1955, No. 8 (Overall Issue No. 11)

    This issue covers the withdrawal of Soviet troops from the Lüshun Naval Base and transfer of equipment to the PRC. It also discusses preparations for the second session of the 1st National People's Congress. Other topics include water conservation and drought prevention, agricultural production, and education.

  • June 25, 1955

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1955, No. 9 (Overall Issue No. 12)

    This issue covers Sino-Indonesian relations and the question of dual nationality. It also discusses marriage registration, cultural education for Chinese peasants, the cancellation of commercial credit between state-owned enterprises, and numerous changes to provincial or village boundaries.

  • July 10, 1955

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1955, No. 10 (Overall Issue No. 13)

    The various topics discussed in this issue include plans for the second session of the 1st National People's Congress, the "hukou" household registration system, the allocation of jobs for university and technical school graduates, and mining.

  • August 10, 1955

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1955, No. 12 (Overall Issue No. 15)

    This issue begins with an order to reorganize county and district public security forces into the "People's Armed Police." The State Council also responds to questions about providing vacation time for Muslim holidays in Guangxi province and discusses various educational matters. One section features instructions for the management of "reactionary, obscene, or absurd" books and images.

  • September 25, 1955

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1955, No. 16 (Overall Issue No. 19)

    This issue includes reports about wages for government staff and employment for People's Liberation Army soldiers once they leave active duty. It also features a statement from the Chinese and American ambassadors about the repatriation of citizens held in either country. Other sections cover topics such as the administration of local People's Broadcasting Stations, the administration of railways, and plans to improve physical education in primary and secondary schools.

  • October 29, 1955

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1955, No. 18 (Overall Issue No. 21)

    This issue includes a statement from Mao about the establishment of agricultural cooperatives. Other sections discuss plans for the Sixth Plenary Session of the Seventh CCP Central Committee, the Sino-Egyptian trade agreement, and trade negotiations between China and Ceylon (later Sri Lanka). Furthermore, it includes a joint statement from Peng Zhen, General Secretary of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, and the head of a delegation from the Japanese Diet, Kanbayashiyama Eikichi.

  • December 12, 1955

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1955, No. 21 (Overall Issue No. 24)

    This issue first reiterates rules that prohibit local officials from offering transportation, banquets, or gifts to Party, government, and military personnel during visits or inspections. It also includes a statement about the first meeting of the Sino-Bulgarian Cooperative Science and Technology Committee and reports that discuss Sino-Japanese relations. Other sections cover wages, bank deposits, Mandarin-language education, and support for children's activities related to the "Little Five-Year Plan."

  • December 21, 1955

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1955, No. 22 (Overall Issue No. 25)

    This issue includes a report about trade between China and Syria as well as an announcement from the Sino-Czechoslovakian Cooperative Science and Technology Committee. Other sections discuss the management of religious work, industry, and the organization of different bureaus, including the Central Archives, within the State Council.

  • January 12, 1956

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK V. I. Ivanov for 12 January 1956

    Chinese Ambassador Pan Zili explains to Ivanov the successes of the Communist Party of China in its implementation of its agricultural cooperative plan.

  • March 10, 1956

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1956, No. 09 (Overall Issue No. 35)

    This issue features a political report from Zhou Enlai, which discusses the Five-Year Plan, the transformation of Chinese intellectuals, the United States, and Taiwan. It also conveys instructions from the Department of Higher Education, the Ministry of Health, the Sports Committee, and the New Democracy Youth League (later the Communist Youth League) to further develop sports in colleges and universities. Other sections cover various administrative concerns, including the division of districts in Shanghai, the establishment of Guixi Tong Autonomous Prefecture in Guangxi, and the transfer of towns from Jilin Province to Inner Mongolia.

  • March 13, 1956

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1956, No. 10 (Overall Issue No. 36)

    This issue begins with a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs about American efforts to delay and obstruct the Sino-U.S. ambassadorial talks. It also announces and discusses a Sino-Lebanese trade agreement. Other sections cover the organization of local People's Committees, the socialist transformation of rural private businesses, wholesale and retail improvements for department stores, and the transfer of six "natural villages" (自然屯) from Hebei Province to Liaoning.

  • March 22, 1956

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1956, No. 11 (Overall Issue No. 37)

    This issue discusses the distortion of facts in a March 6 US State Department statement about the Sino-American ambassadorial talks. Two sections address calculating years of work experience for military personnel after they change careers and the way that others should treat them in the workplace. Finally, several reports consider various provincial administrative concerns, such as the division and merging of different counties.

  • March 31, 1956

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1956, No. 12 (Overall Issue No. 38)

    This issue features multiple sections about agricultural production cooperatives. It also includes a request from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Hong Kong and British authorities to detain supporters of Chiang Kai-shek who fled to Hong Kong after they caused a commotion on the mainland. Other sections discuss plans for young children to have a day off on Children's Day and various administrative concerns, such as the transfer of villages from Huolu County in Hubei to the provincial capital, Shijiazhuang.

  • April 16, 1956

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1956, No. 14 (Overall Issue No. 40)

    In this issue, Zhou Enlai congratulates the Prime Minister of Morocco, Mbarek Bekkay, and the Prime Minister of Tunisia, Tahar Ben Ammar, after both countries won their independence. One section announces a Sino-North Vietnamese civilian air transport service agreement; while another features a Sino-Soviet agreement to develop various industries and build a railway between Lanzhou and Aktogay (now in Kazakhstan). Finally, other sections discuss managing cooperatives, higher education, and provincial administrative concerns.

  • May 12, 1956

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1956, No. 17 (Overall Issue No. 43)

    This issue features a statement about Sino-Cambodian trade and letters that the Chinese Minister of Foreign Trade, Ye Jizhuang, exchanged with his Sudanese counterpart, Ibrahim al-Mufti. It also discusses construction, budget appropriations for post and telecommunications enterprises, and flood control. Other sections address educational matters, including convening a national meeting for outstanding primary and secondary school teachers.

  • May 21, 1956

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1956, No. 19 (Overall Issue No. 45)

    This issue includes several sections about electing and sending representatives to local People's Congresses. It also discusses adjusting organizations under State Council control, establishing an "expert bureau" to take care of work and problems related to intellectuals, and whether someone deprived of political rights might serve as a defender in court. In terms of acting as a defender, the Standing Committee decreed that someone who lacks political rights may only defend their close relations or guardians.

  • June 05, 1956

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1956, No. 21 (Overall Issue No. 47)

    As with the previous issue, this one continues to discuss Sino-Egyptian relations and includes an invitation from Zhou Enlai for Gamal Abdel Nasser to visit China. Peng Dehuai also extends an invitation to the Egyptian Minister of Defense, Abdel Hakim Amer. Other sections cover teaching plans for normal or pedagogical schools (including early education), the cultural and entertainment tax, and various provincial administrative concerns.

  • June 29, 1956

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1956, No. 24 (Overall Issue No. 50)

    In this issue, Zhou Enlai congratulates Gamal Abdel Nasser on the final withdrawal of foreign troops from Egypt. Several sections cover factory safety and various administrative concerns, such as dividing Inner Mongolia into different banners.

  • July 12, 1956

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1956, No. 26 (Overall Issue No. 52)

    This issue features a copy of the telegram that Mao Zedong sent to Gamal Abdel Nasser when he won the Egyptian presidential election. It also includes messages that the Prime Minister of Cambodia, Khim Tit, exchanged with Zhou Enlai after their respective countries signed an economic aid agreement. Other sections discuss checking the implementation of the First Five-Year Plan, educational matters, funded medical treatment for retired state agency employees, and various provincial administrative concerns, such as transferring districts from Jiangxi to Anhui Province.

  • July 20, 1956

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1956, No. 27 (Overall Issue No. 53)

    This issue includes messages that Zhou Enlai exchanged with Syrian Foreign Minister Salah al-Din Bitar after Syria officially recognized China. It also features a statement about an invitation from Zhou Enlai for Afghan Prime Minister Mohammed Daoud Khan to visit China and his acceptance. Other sections discuss regulations for the organization of various local People's Congresses and People's Committees and wage reform.