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  • July 29, 1972

    Record of the Third Meeting between Takeiri Yoshikatsu and Zhou Enlai

    During a conversation with Takeiri, Zhou Enlai reviewed the main points of their opinions from the first and second rounds of dialogue.

  • September, 1972

    Tacit Agreement between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of Japan

    Ohira Masayoshi met with Ji Pengfei and agreed upon tacit agreement which starts with "Taiwan is the territory of the People's Republic of China."

  • September, 1972

    Joint Declaration between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of Japan

    Ohira Masayosh and Ji Penfei agreed on the joint declaration between the Government of the People's Republic of China and the Government of Japan.

  • September, 1972

    Joint Declaration between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of Japan (Draft)

    The Chinese government and the Japanese government agreed upon a draft of joint declaration, including a state of war between Chian and Japan and an international status of Taiwan.

  • 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 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

    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 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

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

    Zhou Enlai met with Tanaka Kakuei, the Japanese Prime Minister and shared opinions regarding the diplomatic normalization. Zhou claimed that "it is unlikely for us to liberate Taiwan by force."

  • August, 1973

    Taiwanese Response to the IOC Concerning the PRC’s Application, 'Referring PRC’s Application [sic]'

    Taiwanese sports officials complain in response to the People's Republic of China's application to join the Asian Games Federation. The PRC sought to be recognized as the sole representative of "China," effectively ejecting the Republic of China from the organization. The Taiwanese officials sought to present Taiwan as an independent country, which should be permitted to participate alongside the PRC in the Asian Games.

  • August 07, 1973

    All-China Sports Federation Application for Chinese Membership in the Asian Games Federation

    After withdrawing from international sports events during the Cultural Revolution, the People's Republic of China recreated ties with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) through the Asian Games. In the application, the PRC asserted it's right to represent all of China "including the Taiwan province" and be recognized as "the sole legitimate organization representing China."

  • September 18, 1973

    Iranian-Japanese Motion to the Asian Games Federation on the Participation of the People's Republic of China

    Motion for the acceptance of the People's Republic of China into the Asian Games Federation.

  • October 11, 1973

    Meeting of Prime Minister Trudeau and Premier Zhou Enlai at the State Guest House (Diaoyutai)

    Zhou Enlai offers Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau an extensive history of the Chinese Civil War and Chinese Revolution. Zhou also comments on China's foreign policy positions toward and views on the Soviet Union, nuclear war, Bangladesh, revisionism, and great power hegemony, among other topics.

  • October 31, 1973

    Record of Conversation with Premier Zhou Enlai and Prime Minister E.G. Whitlam

    Australian Prime Minister Whitlam offers Zhou Enlai an overview of his country's foreign policy interests. Analyzing the international relations among key nations in East and Southeast Asia.

  • November 03, 1973

    Cablegram from the Australian Embassy Peking, 'Prime Minister's Call on Chairman Mao'

    A "slow but articulate" Mao discuss nuclear weapons testing, Taiwan, and the Lin Biao affair with E.G. Whitlam.

  • November 04, 1973

    Prime Minister's Discussions with Premier Zhou Enlai, 31 October-3 November 1973, Summary

    Zhou Enlai and E.G. Whitlam discuss Sino-Australian relations, the Overseas Chinese in Southeast Asia, the Indo-Pak conflict, Great Power relations, Taiwan's international status, and other issues.

  • November 12, 1973

    Memorandum of Conversation between Mao Zedong and Henry Kissinger

    Secretary of State Henry Kissinger met with Chairman Mao and Zhou Enlai. The three discussed a large range of topics from Sino-Soviet relations to the Middle East to the influence of Chinese communism.

  • November 16, 1973

    Speech to the Asian Games Federation Council by Hassan Rassouli, Secretary-General of the Iranian Organizing Committee

    Hassan Rassouli, secretary-general of the Iranian organizing committee and director-general of the governmental Iranian Physical Education Organization, makes a speech in support of the People's Republic of China's application to the Asian Games Federation. Rassouli offered a pan-Asian discourse that members could use to publically legitimize their pro-PRC decision by claiming that they were fighting against Western paternalism in sports affairs.