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October 10, 1956

Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1956, No. 36 (Overall Issue No. 62)

This issue begins with a Sino-Egyptian agreement to promote cultural cooperation. It also outlines organizational guidelines for the Preparatory Committee of the Tibet Autonomous Region. Other sections cover emergency relief for professional folk art performance troupes, holding performances, and various provincial administrative concerns.

June 18, 1967

Directive [from Mao Zedong] Regarding Propaganda for the Outside [World]

Mao urges Chinese journalists and reporters to promote and discuss their national achievements with humility.

December 25, 1964

Conversation from [Mao Zedong's] Audience with Asian and African Authors Who Attended "the Asian and African Literary Exchange Forum" (Excerpt)

Mao recognizes that Asian and African authors should accept positive aspects of their ancient and classical heritages and reject negative ones. But he also emphasizes that they should unite with the masses to defeat imperialism and revisionism.

July 26, 1963

[Mao Zedong's] Audience with Cultural, Trade Union, Youth, and Other Delegations from Cuba on June 3rd

Mao and the visitors from Cuba discuss sending art troupes, books, and films to each other's countries. Later, their conversation shifts to the United States, North Korea, and other topics.

July 1, 1960

Zhang Zhiziang, 'Lessons Learned from Ten Years of Foreign Cultural Work, Future Tasks and Guidelines'

Zhang Zhixiang of China's Committee for Foreign Cultural Relations outlines the achievements and failures of the PRC's cultural diplomacy since 1949, and gives some suggestion for future approaches.

October 16, 1963

Record of Conversation from Premier Zhou’s Reception of the Tanganyikan Cultural Delegation

Zhou and Lawi Nangwanda Sijaona discuss the Sino-Indian border conflict and African regionalism.

January 14, 1964

Cable from the Foreign Cultural Liaison Committee, 'Preliminary Consideration on Policy to Vietnam in the Year 1964'

Summary of policy priorities in Vietnam, including cultural cooperation with DRV, research into Vietnamese cultural industry, and translating Vietnamese literature into Chinese.

March 16, 1965

Vice Premier Lu Dingyi Receives Five Members of a Friendship Delegation from the Syrian Arab Republic including Culture and National Guidance Minister Sulaiman al-Keiche

December 29, 1961

Cable from the Foreign Cultural Liaison Committee, 'Request to Send Culture and Friendship Delegation to Visit Africa'

The PRC Foreign Cultural Liaison Committee proposes to send a propaganda team to Guinea, Mali, Egypt, Morocco, Ghana, Tunisia, Syria, and Iraq.

October 17, 1964

Cable from the Chinese Sports Committee, 'Request Clearance for a Letter of Congratulations to the South African Lawn Tennis Association'

Correspondence from the South African Lawn Tennis Association, which includes the competition schedule for the second national championship and the congratulatory letter from the Chinese General Secretary of PRC Sports Committee Zhang Lianhua.