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The Overseas Chinese and the Cold War

The Overseas Chinese were often at the forefront of the People’s Republic of China’s relationships with the United States, Vietnam, Korea, and Indonesia, among other countries, during the Cold War, and were a major object of the struggle between the Communists on Mainland China and the Nationalists on Taiwan.

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September 5, 1978

Speech made by Pham Van Dong

Pham Van Dong speaks on the war against Pol Pot and Ieng Sary, the issue of the Hoa people in Vietnam, and border disputes with China.

October 13, 1973

Verbatim Transcript of the Fourth Meeting between Prime Minister Trudeau and Premier Zhou Enlai

In their final talk, Trudeau and Zhou Enlai discuss Sino-Canadian trade, the Cultural Revolution, and the status of Chinese in Canada.

June 6, 1978

Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on Question of Hoa People in Viet Nam

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam defends its track record in handling the question of Hoa People, or ethnic Chinese, in Vietnam and acusses China of creating "anti-Vietnamese feeling among the Chinese people."

June 20, 1978

Four Notes Transmitted by the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam

Four separate notes from the Government and Foreign Ministry of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam on the downturn in relations between China and Vietnam.

June 28, 1954

Record of the First Meeting between Premier Zhou and Prime Minister U Nu

Zhou Enlai and U Nu first talked about the decision made on the Geneva Conference regarding the armistice in the Korean Peninsula and the role of the US in it. Then they talked about the elements that complicated the Sino-Burmese relations and the need for building mutual trust and signing a non-political agreement. They also discussed the principles they would have in a joint statement before the signing of this potential agreement.