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  • September, 1972

    Explanation for China regarding the Japanese Delegation’s Proposal for the Japan-China Joint Declaration

    Treaties Bureau Chief Takashima explained the Japanese delegation's proposal which includes the issue of the end to the state of war and Taiwan to China.

  • September 02, 1972

    Cryptogram No 9517 from Polish Embassy in Bucharest, Romania Moves Closer to the Soviet Union and the Socialist Countries

    The Polish Embassy in Bucharest reports on improved relations between Romania and the Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia, motivated in part by economic reasons.

  • September 05, 1972

    Discussion Points from the Meeting with Zhou Enlai

    Discussion points from Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim's meeting with Zhou Enlai

  • September 06, 1972

    Report from Szüts Pál, 'The visit of Korean first secretary Kim Yun-gil'

    A report by Szuts Pal on the meeting with North Korean first secretary Kim Yun-gil, about inviting the ambassador of Cyprus in New York to Pyongyang as well as about the Red Cross negotiations.

  • September 15, 1972

    Report from Szüts Pál, 'Meeting with North Korean Ahn Gi-son'

    A report by Szutes Pal on the meeting with North Korean Ahn Gi-son concerning the UN General Assembly and the inter-Korean Red Cross negotiations.

  • September 15, 1972

    Note on Information Provided by Head of 1st Department of DPRK Foreign Ministry, Comrade Kim Jae-suk, about 1st Main Negotiation of Red Cross Committees from DPRK and South Korea on 12 September 1972

    The East Germany Embassy in Pyongyang reviews North Korea's stance on the Red Cross negotiations following the first session.

  • September 19, 1972

    CIA Ends All Involvement with Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty

    A CIA chronology records the end of all financial support to RFE and RL on June 30, 1971, and the end of all supervision and other involvement on March 30, 1972. [Thereafter, funding and oversight were temporarily the responsibility of the Department of State and thereafter until 1995 the responsibility of a new federal body, the Board for International Broadcasting, and subsequently the responsibility of the Broadcasting Board of Governors.]

  • September 20, 1972

    Bulgarian Politburo decision on Intelligence Activity Against China

    BCP CC Politburo approves the request of the Minister of Internal Affairs, Angel Tzanev, for an increase in the intelligence staff in response to the need for expanding intelligence operations in China, Albania, Romania, Yugoslavia and Vietnam – a move closely coordinated with the KGB.

  • September 22, 1972

    Minutes of Conversation between Nicolae Ceaușescu and the Economic Delegation from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

    Nicolae Ceausescu meets with the head of the Korean delegation to Romania, Jeong Jun-taek, regarding the DPRK's efforts for peaceful reunification of the Korean peninsula. They discuss at length the political situation of South Korea, the US and Japan's role, and end with negotiations on economic aid for the DPRK.

  • September 25, 1972

    Record of the First Meeting between Prime Minister Tanaka and Premier Zhou Enlai

    Tanaka Kakuei and Zhou Enlai had a conversation over the reasons for delay in diplomatic normalization, including the Japan-Taiwan relationship and the Sino-Japanese Peace Treaty.

  • September 26, 1972

    Telegram from the Romanian Embassy in Vienna to Ion Voicu

    The IAEA Director General Sigvard Eklund feels obligated to inspect a Canadian reactor being installed in Taiwan as long as the IAEA agreements with Taiwan are still in force.

  • September 26, 1972

    Record of First Meeting between Foreign Minister Ohira and Foreign Minister Ji Pengfei

    During a conversation, Ji Pengfei, the Chinese Foreign Minister, handed the draft which mentioned the status of war to Ohira Masayoshi, the Japanese Foreign Minister.

  • September 26, 1972

    Record of Second Meeting between Foreign Minister Ohira and Foreign Minister Ji Pengfei

    Ohira Masayoushi and Ji Pengfei had a conversation over the main body of the joint declaration, especially for the Three Principles in the preamble.

  • September 26, 1972

    Record of the Second Meeting between Prime Minister Tanaka and Premier Zhou Enlai

    Zhou Enlai and Tanaka Kakuei discussed the Taiwan issue, especially for Japan-Taiwan relations after Japan-China diplomatic normalization. Zhou mentioned that he wants to start "establishing a new relationship between Japan and China."

  • September 27, 1972

    Mao Zedong, 'Settlement of the Questions of Restoration of Diplomatic Relations between China and Japan Still Depends on the Government of the Liberal Democratic Party'

    Mao met with Tanaka Kakuei, the Prime Minister of Japan, and he argued that settlement of the question of restoration of diplomatic relations between China and Japan still depends on the government of the Liberal Democratic Party.

  • September 27, 1972

    Informal Talks between Foreign Minister Ohira and Foreign Minister Ji Pengfei

    Ohira Masayoshi and Ji Pengfei had a conversation about the joint declaration, especially for the end of war, expressions and the timing for the announcement.

  • September 27, 1972

    Excerpt of Mao Zedong’s Conversation with Japanese Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka

    Mao claims that, as a result of Tanaka's visit to China, "the whole world is trembling in fear." In addition to discussing international politics, Mao and Tanaka also delve into ancient Chinese history and Buddhist philosophy.

  • September 27, 1972

    Record of the Third Meeting between Prime Minister Tanaka and Premier Zhou Enlai

    Zhou Enlai met with Tanaka Kakuei and discussed foreign affairs, including the Korean War, the Sino-Soviet Treaty and Indochina issues after the Vietnam War. Zhou claimed that "the liberation of Taiwan is a domestic issue."

  • September 27, 1972

    Record of Third Meeting between Foreign Minister Ohira and Foreign Minister Ji Pengfei

    Ji Pengfei, the Chinese Foreign Minister, explained the Chinese delegation's thoughts regarding the title and expression used in the joint declaration.

  • September 28, 1972

    Telegram 10353 from the American Embassy in Tokyo, 'Mao-Tanaka Meeting'

    Mao had a conversation with Tanaka, carrying numerous stories from food to his childhood.