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Zhao Ziyang on a tour of East Germany in June 1987.

China-Eastern Europe Relations

This collection follows China's relations with countries in Eastern and Central Europe from the Sino-Soviet alliance through the Sino-Soviet split and the end of the Cold War. It contains files from China, Poland, Hungary, East Germany, Romania, Albania, and other countries inside and outside of the Soviet bloc. See also the Digital Archive collection on Interkit, 1966-1987. For materials on China's relations with Western Europe, see China-Western Europe Relations. (Image: Photo #Z368 - Official visit of Nicolae Ceausescu and Elena Ceausescu in the People's Republic of China. Welcomed by President Mao Tzedun, June, 1971)

Zhao Ziyang on a tour of East Germany in June 1987.

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June 3, 1971

Minutes of Conversation between Nicolae Ceausescu and Mao Zedong in Beijing on 3 June 1971

Mao Zedong and Nicolae Ceausescu discuss China's international reputation as a dogmatic dictatorship, especially among other Communist countries. They also discuss ping pong and scientific progress, specifically nuclear weapons and space exploration.

February 3, 1967

Memorandum of Conversation between Chairman Mao Zedong and Comrades Hysni Kapo and Beqir Balluku

Mao Zedong and Beqir Balluku discuss China's Cultural Revolution.

July 8, 1967

Memorandum of Conversation between comrade Enver Hoxha and a Delegation of Chinese Red Guards

Enver Hoxha announces that China's Red Guards have "risen to defend the Communist Party, Chairman Mao Zedong, and socialist China."

May 12, 1957

Brief Summary of Conversation between Comrade Mao Zedong and the Delegation of the People’s Assembly of the People’s Republic of Albania

Comrade Mao mentioned that the communism belief closely united western and eastern countries in the socialist camp, and the Asian, African and Arab states are our allies in the war against imperialism. Comrade Rita answered Mao's questions about Albania's domestic situation, such as religion and domestic consumptions. Mao also depicted Chinese ancient tale the Monkey King to Rita, explaining the revolution situation in China.

August 6, 1971

Letter of Enver Hoxha, Central Committee of the Party of Labor of Albania, to Mao Zedong, Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party

In a letter to Chairman Mao and the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, Enver Hoxha wrote, on behalf of the Labor Party of Albandia, about Albania's position regarding President Nixon's upcoming visit to China. Albania did not approve nor support this visit due to American imperialism and U.S. protests against Marxism-Lenninism.