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Territorial Disputes in the South China Sea

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September 10, 1975

Letter to the GDR Council of Ministers, 'Information about Recent Issues of PRC Domestic and Foreign Policy – Directives for the Code of Conduct of GDR Representatives towards the Representatives of the PR China'

In the midst of China's apparent "struggle against Maoism," East German diplomats review Chinese foreign and domestic policies and the state of bilateral relations.

August 30, 1982

Note of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China dated 25 August 1982 to the Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam in China

China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs complains that the Vietnamese military has continued to intrude into Chinese territory and to attack Chinese fishing vessels at sea.

January 20, 1974

Letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Vietnam

Vuong Van Bac offers another briefl on China's maneuvers in the South China Sea.

August 30, 1956

CDS Report No. 16 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

Choe Deok-sin reports that the South Vietnamese government has dispatched ships to the Spratly Islands, and comments on the status of the Overseas Chinese in Vietnam, exchanges between Vietnam and Japan and the Philippines, and Vietnam's economic policies.

September 10, 1975

Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the GDR, Far East Department, 'Information about Current Problems of the Domestic and Foreign Policy of the PR China'

A report by the East German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, discussing the shifting anti-Socialist and anti-Soviet attitudes amongst Chinese leadership. The majority of focus is given to China's military and foreign policy, specifically their efforts to strengthen military capabilities and their claims to territories held by neighboring states.