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  • June 30, 1951

    Ciphered Telegram No. 21336 from Beijing, Mao Zedong to Cde. Filippov [Stalin]

    Telegram from Mao to Stalin relaying a query from Kim Il Sung on how to respond to a request for negotiations from Ridgway.

  • June 30, 1951

    Ciphered Telegram No. 21340 from Beijing, Mao Zedong to Cde. Filippov [Stalin]

    Telegram from Mao to Stalin advising on the manner in which he believes armistice negotiations should be carried out.

  • June 30, 1951

    Ciphered Telegram No. 21334 from Beijing, Mao Zedong to Cde. Filippov [Stalin]

    Telegram from Mao to Stalin confirming that the PLA will enact the reorganizations proposed by Stalin. Mao also talks about several considerations regarding the American proposal for armistice negotiations.

  • June 30, 1951

    Ciphered Telegram No. 3917, Filippov [Stalin] to Krasovsky, for Cde. Mao Zedong

    Telegram from Stalin to Mao advising how to reply to the American request for armistice negotiations.

  • June 30, 1951

    Report from the Embassy of the Polish Republic in Korea

    Deperasinski reports on the war's impact on the North Korean military and on the civilians.

  • July 02, 1951

    Ciphered Telegram No. 101529, Filippov [Stalin] to Cde. Razuvaev

    Message from Stalin that the Koreans must talk with the Chinese about armistice negotiations.

  • July 27, 1951

    From the Diary of N. V. Roshchin: Memorandum of Conversation with Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai on 24 July 1951

    Discussion between Soviet Ambassador to the PRC Roshchin and Zhou Enlai regarding the conflict in Korea. Zhou states that the war effort is a drain on China's domestic economy, but that it will bounce back once the war is won. Also describes Chinese relations with capitalist countries. Notes that the CCP lacks technical specialists of any sort.

  • August 27, 1951

    Ciphered Telegram No. 23256, Mao Zedong to Cde. Filippov [Stalin]

    A telegram from Mao to Stalin informing the latter of the lack of developments at the armistice talks and accusing the Americans of provocative actions designed to pressure the communist delegation. He discusses the possibility of suspending negotiations and the possible outcomes of such a suspension.

  • August 28, 1951

    CC Politburo decision with approved message from Stalin to Mao Zedong

    Stalin agrees with Mao on the steps taken in response to the attacks, Stalin does not agree in inviting neutral countries to negotiations.

  • August 30, 1951

    Ciphered Telegram No. 23397, Mao Zedong to Filippov [Stalin]

    Telegram from Mao to Stalin agreeing with the latter's assessment of the inadvisability of having neutral observers, at the present time, at the armistice talks.

  • September 03, 1951

    Zhou Enlai’s Speech to the Central People’s Government Council, 'The Korean Ceasefire Negotiations and Making Peace with Japan'

    Speech by Zhou Enlai emphasizing the need to remain steadfast during negotiations with America on the Korean issue, in order to assure that the treaty is favorable to China and Korea. Notes that aiding Korea and resisting the United States is the only way to prevent Western dominance of East Asia.

  • September 10, 1951

    Ciphered Telegram, Filippov [Stalin] to Mao Zedong

    Telegram from Stalin to Mao agreeing to send the military advisors requested by Mao. He also asks whether General Zakharov would be suitable as the main military adviser for the staff.

  • September 26, 1951

    Cable No. 5542, Filippov [Stalin] to Krasovsky, for Cde. Mao Zedong

    Telegram from Stalin to Mao stating that because of the conditions of production and transportation, it is almost impossible to ensure additional supplies (in the amount of the proposed one-fifth of the value of all applications from the September 8 telegram), and at the same time supply six infantry divisions with arms and equipment by the end of the year. Stalin states that they can take Mao's additional order on the delivery of military equipment in 1951, equal to one-fifth of the total cost of China's application, only on the condition that the supply of weapons and equipment for the six divisions are postponed for six months.

  • October 07, 1951

    Telegram from Filippov [Stalin] to Mao Zedong via Krasovsky

    Telegram from Stalin to Mao discussing the five advisors being sent to Beijing, and the military equipment being sent by the end of 1951 for the remaining six divisions -- the delivery of which is being delayed six months.

  • October 31, 1951

    Cable No. 25407, Mao Zedong to Cde. Filippov [Stalin]

    Mao reports to Stalin on the deliver of a message from Kim Il Sung, discussing guidelines for conducting negotiations.

  • November 19, 1951

    Ciphered Telegram, Special No. 1821 from Beijing

    Telegram from Roshchin to Moscow after meeting Zhou Enlai who asked him to request of Stalin an answer to Mao's earlier inquiry on the negotiations in Korea.

  • February 03, 1952

    Ciphered Telegram No. 709, Filippov [Stalin] to Krasovsky, for Mao Zedong

    Telegram to Mao from Stalin approving of Mao's progress at the armistice talks and reminding him to have Polish and Czech included in the commission of observers.

  • February 08, 1952

    Ciphered Telegram No. 16293 from Beijing, Mao Zedong to Filippov [Stalin]

    Mao conveys two telegrams to Stalin: one from Peng Dehuai to Mao (22 January 1952) and the other is Mao’s response (4 February 1952). The telegrams discuss North Korea’s need for aid from China.

  • February 14, 1952

    Telegram, Ambassador Wellington Koo to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Koo reports on the different opinions of American officials towards dispatching the Kuomintang's army to the Korean War.

  • July 17, 1952

    Ciphered telegram, Filippov (Stalin) to Mao Zedong

    Telegram from Stalin to Mao expressing his and Kim Il Sung's agreement with Mao's bargaining position at the armistice talks.