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  • August 22, 1964

    Conversation from [Mao Zedong's] Audience with Foreign Guests Who Visited China after Attending the 10th World Conference Against the Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs

    Mao meets with guests from different countries who oppose the use of nuclear weapons. Among other topics such as the the Chinese Civil War, they discuss American aggression, the plight of African Americans, and anti-imperialist struggles around the world.

  • August 25, 1964

    Conversation from [Mao Zedong's] Audience with Delegations of Young African and Latin American Students

    Mao meets with students from several different Latin American and African countries. They discuss their respective anti-imperialist struggles and the problem of revisionism. Mao expresses support for their efforts while also reminding them to unite with each other and learn from the masses

  • August 26, 1964

    From the Diary of Yu. P. Chestnoy, Record of a Conversation with the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Bolivia, Mario Monje, 3 August 1964

    The General Secretary of the Communist Party of Bolivia, Mario Monje, informs Chestnoy about a recent meeting with Che Guevara, in which they discuss the differences in Chinese Communist leadership policies. Guevara states that if forced to choose between the two sides, Cuban leadership would be on the side of the Soviet Union.

  • August 26, 1964

    Letter from R. C. Treweeks, Defense Intelligence Staff, to Alan C. Goodison, Eastern Department of the Foreign Office

    Referring to Goodison and Kellas' correspondence, Treweeks states that evidence shows that the Canadian report concerning an Argentine-Israeli uranium deal was incorrect and that there is little evidence for an Israeli plutonium separation facility.

  • August 26, 1964

    From the Diary of N. A. Belous, Record of a Conversation with the Director of the Cuban Institute of the Friendship of Peoples, Masola

    Masola describes ministers from the United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar, Lusinde and Babu, and their visit to Cuba. Masola reports that during their stay, the ministers met with Guevara to discuss the struggle for liberation in Africa.

  • August 29, 1964

    Conversation from [Mao Zedong's] Audience with an Educational Delegation from Nepal

    Among other topics, Mao and visitors from Nepal discuss the need for educational reforms in their countries. They agree that students should combine book knowledge with knowledge of society and reality.

  • September, 1964

    Report on a Visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

    Albanian representatives report on meeting with North Korean officials who explained the faults in Khrushchev's economic philosophy and commented at length on agriculture in North Korea.

  • September 02, 1964

    Airgram from the US Embassy in Argentina to the Department of State, 'Israeli Purchase of Argentine Uranium'

    The interim report from the US Embassy in Buenos Aires, filed just past the 1 September deadline, confirms the sale of 100 tons of yellow cake uranium to Israel over the course of a three-year period, beginning 1 January 1963. The uranium was to be used solely for the peaceful use of nuclear energy.

  • September 03, 1964

    From the Diary of A. I. Alekseyev, Record of a Conversation with Cuban Minister of Industry, Ernesto Guevara, 26 June 1964

    Guevara discusses plans for malt production in Cuba, requiring a mill installation. This was going to be constructed in collaboration with the GDR, but plans have been delayed.

  • September 04, 1964

    Conversation from [Mao Zedong's] Reception of the Head, Deputy Head, and Key Members of the Cultural Group of the Laotian Patriotic Front

    Mao urges members of the Laotian Patriotic Front art troupe to unite with ordinary Laotians and learn from China's mistakes so that they can guard themselves against Soviet revisionism.

  • September 04, 1964

    Discussion between Mao Zedong and Somsi, Head of the Cultural Group of the Laotian Patriotic Front

    Mao Zedong advising Sangsiv on how to strengthen Communism in Laos, including learning from Chinese mistakes.

  • September 05, 1964

    Minutes of Conversation between Kim Il Sung and the Chinese Economic Goodwill Delegation

    An exchange of views between Kim Il Sung and the Chinese Economic Goodwill Delegation on economic development in the DPRK and China. Kim says that North Korea appreciates the technical assistance and support from China. Further, they discussed the Soviet revisionists' activities against North Korea.

  • September 06, 1964

    Note by MD Cabinet on Von Hassel Declaration

    Note on declaration by FRG Defense Minister Von Hassel on Italy's position vis-à-vis MLF. Annexes missing.

  • September 10, 1964

    Conversation from [Mao Zedong's] Audience with the Supervisor of an Exhibition on French Technology and the French Ambassador to China (Excerpt)

    Lucien Paye and the supervisor of an exhibit on French technology praise Chinese university students for their enthusiasm and socialized thinking. Mao reacts with skepticism.

  • September 10, 1964

    Note on a Conversation by Tarka, Jurgas and Milc at the Soviet Embassy in Hanoi [Excerpts]

    A conversation between three Polish delegates in Hanoi, where they discuss American activities in and attitudes toward Vietnam. They note that the Soviets are not as optimistic about the military situation in Southeast Asia as the Poles.

  • September 11, 1964

    Letter from the Korean Workers Party Central Committee to the Central Committee of the CPSU

    The Socialist Unity Party of Germany reports on a critique by North Korea concerning the Soviet Union's effort to call a meeting of all socialist/communist countries. In the attached letter, North Korea expresses concern for a split between socialist countries.

  • September 20, 1964

    Remarks from [Mao Zedong's] Audience with an Economic Delegation from the Government of Algeria

    Along with discussing other issues, Mao reminds Algerian government officials that they will need the support of ordinary people to develop their new country and consolidate political power.

  • September 21, 1964

    Letter from Zhou Enlai to Mao Zedong on the Nuclear Explosion

    Zhou Enlai offers multiple dates on which the first nuclear test explosion may take place and asks Mao Zedong for his preference.

  • September 22, 1964

    Opinions from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Receiving the Korean Workers’ Party Delegation

    The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs states that the PRC and DPRK share the same views on all the major issues. It wants to prepare a warm reception for the North Korean delegation, headed by Choe Yong-geon, attending the 15th anniversary of the founding of the PRC. A note attached to the bottom of the message suggests that Choe Yong-geon might have a meeting with Liu Shaoqi.

  • September 23, 1964

    Minutes of Conversation between Zhou Enlai and the Chief of the DPRK Trade Delegation Bang Tae-ryul

    Minutes of a trade negotiation between Premier Zhou Enlai and the Chief of the DPRK Trade Delegation Bang Tae-ryu. The representatives discuss the self-reliance of their economies, as well as trade policies between them and with the international market.