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  • May 09, 1964

    Cable from the Jilin Provincial Party Committee, 'Report on Comrade Kim Il Sung's Report'

    A report to the Central Committee and the Northeast Bureau of the Chinese Communist Party on the progress and problems of Yunfeng (Unbong) Dam.

  • May 14, 1964

    Cable from the Chinese Embassy in Mali, ‘The Matter of Sending Experts'

    The Chinese Embassy in Mali reports on a request for wood carving and ivory experts to come to Mali and assist with local production.

  • May 15, 1964

    Conversation from [Mao Zedong's] Audience with Members of an Albanian Women's Delegation and Film Crew Workers

    Mao and visitors from Albania discuss the need to unite and guard against revisionism with the production of their own literature and art.

  • May 18, 1964

    Czechoslovak Embassy in La Paz to Central Committee of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia

    When Bolivia’s political crises reached fever pitch in the lead up to the May 1964 presidential elections, the Communist Party turned to Prague for financial support. Back in Prague, Foreign Ministry officials responded in bold handwriting with a short phrase: nepřichází v úvahu, which translates roughly as "no way."

  • May 19, 1964

    From the Diary of N. A. Belous, Record of a Conversation with a Member of the Editorial Board of the Magazine 'Cuba Socialista,' Fabio Grobart, 13 May 1964

    Grobart discusses the question of potential attacks by counterrevolutionaries in Cuba. Prompted by further questioning, he discusses discrepancies and contradictions within the CPSU leadership, and controversy surrounding Che Guevara and his unique opinion on certain issues.

  • June 01, 1964

    Report, Embassy of Hungary in North Korea to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    The Hungarian Ambassador to North Korea reports on persecution of individuals in North Korea, including intellectuals, former prisoners of war, merchants, and those who came from South Korea and/or Japan.

  • June 05, 1964

    Chinese Foreign Ministry Report, 'On the Topic of Strengthening Our Work in Burma'

    Report explain that Ne Win's government is now suffering from a domestic coup and international isolation, therefore, support from China is important, which also satisfies China's national interests. Following the Premier's instructions, ambassador Geng Biao should plan a meet with Ne Win to discuss these points.

  • June 05, 1964

    Conversations between Romanian Leader Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej and Chinese Ambassador Liu Fang, Referring to Bilateral Relations and the Soviet-Chinese Ideological Conflict Snagov, 5 June 1964 (excerpts)

    In excerpts from their conversation, Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej, First Secretary of the Romanian Workers Party and Liu Fang, Chinese Ambassador to Romania, discuss the increasing tension between both their countries and the Soviet Union. Gheorghiu-Dej also explains his objections to the attempted admission of Mongolia to the Warsaw Pact. Romanian military leader Emil Bodnăraş is also present.

  • June 06, 1964

    Minutes of the meeting between the Democratic Republic of Vietnam’s delegate Tran Dinh Thu with an Albanian official Shpresa Fuga on June 6, 1964

    This document is a report on a meeting between the Democratic Republic of Vietnam’s delegate, Tran Dinh Thu, with an Albanian official, Shpresa Fuga. Tran Dinh Thu reveals his appreciation for Albanian political support towards the cause of the South Vietnamese people against the United States. Tran Dinh Thu is also upset about the lack of actual financial support from the Soviet Union by comparing it to the more commendable support of the United States government for the government of South Vietnam. He asks for further Albanian support for the South Vietnamese people and asks that awareness of the Vietnam conflict be spread among the Albanian population.

  • June 09, 1964

    Protocol between the PRC Ministry of Public Security and the DPRK Social Safety Ministry for Mutual Cooperation in Safeguarding National Security and Social Order in Border Areas

    The official Protocol in Safeguarding National Security and Social Order in Border Areas between China and North Korea outlines each country's responsibilities in regulating border crossings.

  • June 15, 1964

    Telegram number 306/10 from Lucien Paye

    Lucien Paye summarizes the views of the Yugoslavian chargé d’affaires in Beijing on China's policies toward Laos and other countries in Southeast Asia and Africa.

  • June 15, 1964

    Cable from Dutch Embassy, Havana (Reinink), 15 June 1964

    First Secretary of the Dutch Embassy in Cuba, K.W. Reinink sends a cable to Amsterdam concerning a talk with Fidel Castro. Among the issues discussed are Dutch-Cuban relations, Cuban industrial development, the economic conditions of Cuba and the sugar trade.

  • June 17, 1964

    Record of Conversation between Premier Zhou and Second Vice President Rashidi Kawawa

    Zhou Enlai and Kawawa discuss the diplomatic competition between Taiwan and the PRC, political conditions in Tanzania and Zanzibar, and plans for the Second Asian-African Conference.

  • June 18, 1964

    Conversation from [Mao Zedong's] Audience with Zanzibar Expert Mahmood Ali and His Wife

    Mao and Mahmood Ali discuss their countries' ongoing struggles against imperialism and revisionism. Mao also discusses his theory of the "two intermediate zones."

  • June 19, 1964

    Prague Embassy Praises Radio Free Europe

    In Airgram 556, the Prague Embassy again commends RFE but suggests further improvements in its broadcasts

  • June 23, 1964

    Conversation from [Mao Zedong's] Audience with a Delegation of Chilean Journalists

    Among other topics, Mao and a delegation of Chilean journalists discuss Latin America and American imperialism.

  • June 23, 1964

    Report by the Soviet Academy of Sciences Institute of Latin America, 'Mexico: Politics, Ideology, and the Economy'

    This detailed report discusses the ruling political parties of Mexico, it's foreign relations and economic ties.

  • June 24, 1964

    Part of a Conversation about Healthcare from [Mao Zedong's] Audience with Foreign Guests

    Mao notes that people are developing more diseases due to a lack of exercise and acknowledges the need for more specialized healthcare in China.

  • June 25, 1964

    Gratitude from Tunisia

  • June 25, 1964

    From the Diary of O. T. Darusenkov, Record of a Conversation with the Organizational Secretary of the National Leadership of the PURS, Emilio Aragones Navarro, 4 June 1964

    Aragones discusses a recent speech by Che Guevara to young communists of the Ministry of Industry. He expresses a strong opinion that Guevara's speech was ultimately unclear and unsuccessful.