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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • June 25, 1962

    Reply to the Soviet Government Memorandum of 7 June and the Oral Supplementary Statement of 11 June (Draft)

    The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs informs the Soviet government that its accusations against China of illegal migration are groundless.

  • June 26, 1962

    Transcript of a Meeting between Vice Minister Ji Pengfei and the Ambassador of the Soviet Union to China Stepan V. Chervonenko

    Ji Pengfei and Stepan Chervonenko spar over the Soviet Union's handling of the peoples who crossed into the USSR from Xinjiang.

  • June 27, 1962

    Memorandum of Conversation between First Vice Premier Hysni Kapo and Albanian Labor Party Politburo Member Ramiz Alia with PRC Premier Zhou Enlai

  • June 28, 1962

    Cable from Foreign Ministry to Xinjiang Foreign Affairs Office

    Chervonenko denies Soviet responsibility for illegal border crossings, and the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs responds by referring to a previous memorandum.

  • June 28, 1962

    Record of Conversation from Premier Zhou Enlai's Reception of the Delegation of the North Korean Supreme People’s Assembly

    Premier Zhou Enlai and the Delegation of the DPRK Supreme People’s Assembly shared views on opposing revisionism, opposing US imperialism, upholding the principles of Marxism-Leninism, socialist development, and maintaining the unity of the international proletariat. They reiterated the friendly fraternal relations between China and North Korea, in particular, they shared views on politics in Korean Peninsula and US Asian strategies.

  • June 29, 1962

    Memorandum of Conversation, Albanian Labor Party Delegation with Mao Zedong

    The delegation from the Albanian Labour Party meets with Chairman Mao Zedong, where both parties express disapproval toward Krushchev's policies of De-Stalinization. The Albanian delegates reaffirm their belief in the general Communist party of the USSR, despite Krushchev's actions.

  • July 07, 1962

    Investigation of the Automobile of the Soviet Consulate

    Consulate personnel are barred from leaving downtown Yining, leading to a violation of local government rules and an investigation of a Soviet official.

  • July 09, 1962

    Cable from the Chinese Foreign Ministry, 'Please Report on the Situation of the Investigation of the Automobiles of the Soviet Consulates'

    The Chinese Foreign Ministry asks for information on the movements of Soviet owned automobiles in Xinjiang.

  • July 11, 1962

    Cable from the Xinjiang Foreign Affairs Office, 'Re: Situation of the Investigation of the Automobiles of the Soviet Consulates'

    The Xinjiang Foreign Affairs Office follows up on an order to monitor the movements of Soviet automobiles.

  • July 21, 1962

    Note given by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Peking, to the Embassy of India in China, 21 July 1962

  • August, 1962

    Draft Response to the Memorandum from the Soviet Union dated 9 August

    Premier Zhou requests a response to a Soviet memorandum regarding a blockade of the border, removing Soviet business representatives in Xinjiang, and allowing White Russians to leave Xinjiang.

  • August 03, 1962

    Yili District Party Committee, 'Outline of the Investigation on Several Issues in Pastoral Area Work'

  • August 03, 1962

    Party Committee of the Ethnic Affairs Committee, 'Situation Report No. 6: Concerning the Outflow of Members of the Korean Nationality'

  • August 09, 1962

    Minutes of Vice Minister Huang Zhen’s Talk with Nikolai Mesyatse, Chargé d’affaires Ad Interim of the Soviet Embassy in Beijing

    Huang Zhen, Mesyastev, and Xu discuss the flight of Xinjiang residents to the Soviet Union and controversy surrounding the Soviet government's inconsistencies in dealing with illegal border crossings.

  • August 10, 1962

    Statement of the Soviet Government concerning the Flight of Xinjiang Residents to the Soviet Union as Delivered to Comrade Huang Zhen by Mesyatsev, Chargé d’affaires Ad Interim of the Soviet Embassy in China (Translation)

    The situation on the Xinjiang border has stabilized due to Soviet and Chinese actions, and the Soviet Union demands that China recognize the imbalance in efforts to halt the border crossings.

  • August 11, 1962

    Cable from the Chinese Foreign Ministry, 'Text of the Memorandum from the Soviet Union dated 9 August and Request for Proposals'

    The Chinese government informs the Soviet Union that it intends to reply to a recent cable regarding illegal border crossings.

  • August 15, 1962

    Orders from the People’s Committee of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and the Party Committee of the Autonomous Region’s Propaganda Points

  • August 17, 1962

    Cable from the Chinese Embassy in Mali to the General Bureau for Economic Relations with Foreign Countries, ‘Regarding the Various Issues Concerning the Experts Coming to Mali’

    The Chinese Embassy reports that Mali hopes that Chinese industrial experts will come to Mali.

  • August 17, 1962

    Cable from the Chinese Embassy in Guinea, 'Report on the Work Situation of the Tea Specialists Group in Guinea'

    The Chinese Embassy in Guinea reports on the efforts of Chinese experts to start up tea plantations in the country.

  • August 22, 1962

    Certain Materials about Xinjiang Carried in Soviet Newspapers (Issue I)

    A Chinese propaganda source reports on Uyghur culture in Kazakhstan, a recent publication in Kazakhstan about a Xinjiang worker, and a letter from Xinjiang appearning in a literary journal.