China and the Warsaw Pact in the 1970-1980s

By
Bernd Schaefer, Mihail Ionescu, and Oldrich Tuma
CWIHP e-Dossier No. 12
 

The following documents have been obtained by Parallel History Project (PHP) associates Oldrich Tuma from former Czechoslovak archives, and Mihail Ionescu from Romanian archives, and Senior CWIHP Scholar Bernd Schaefer from former East German archives, in preparation for the International Seminar on "China and the Warsaw Pact in the 1970-1980s", to be hosted on 24-26 March 2004 in Beijing.

The seminar will be co-sponsored by the Modern History Research Center and Archives (the PHP's Chinese associate) and the School of International Relations, both at Peking University, and the Center for Archival Studies of the Institute for the Study of the History of the Communist Party of China.

The documents are available in facsimile on the Parallel History Project website, and the Cold War International History Project website. English translations of some of the documents have been provided by Karen Riechert, through CWIHP, and by Viorel Nicolae Buta through PHP.
 

Section One

General Documentation

Report by the Czechoslovak Embassy in Tirana on Albanian-Chinese relations
30 May 1962

Analysis by the Czechoslovak foreign ministry of Chinese-Albanian and Chinese-Yugoslav relations
23 July 1963

Information by the Czechoslovak foreign ministry on the Soviet-Chinese discussions in Moscow
14 August 1963

Report by the Czechoslovak Embassy in Tirana on Albanian-Chinese relations
22 July 1964

Soviet information report on Soviet-Chinese negotiations on border issues
31 July 1970

Evaluation by the East German Embassy in Bucharest of Ceauşescu's visit to China
11 June 1971

Report by the third secretary of the Bulgarian Embassy in Pyongyang Ianakiev to Bulgarian ambassador Georgiev concerning Ceauşescu's visit to China
22 June 1971

Minutes of the Romanian politburo meeting concerning Ceauşescu's visit to China, North Korea, Mongolia, and North Vietnam
25 June 1971

Record of the meeting between Brezhnev and East European party leaders in the Crimea (including discussion on China)
2 August 1971

Evaluation by the East German Embassy in Bucharest of the visit by Chinese military delegation to Romania
1 September 1971

Lecture by Soviet ambassador [to Beijing] Tolstikov for friendly diplomats on forthcoming Nixon visit
7 February 1972

Record of a consultation in Moscow by the Czechoslovak ambassador with P.B. Rakhmanin on Nixon's visit to China
15 March 1972

Draft of a planned East German demarche, to be read to the Chinese ambassador, against Chinese statements on the occasion of the establishment of Chinese-West German diplomatic relations and the Scheel visit
26 October 1972

Information by the Soviet party CC about Zhou Enlai-Scheel conversations, among other topics
27 November 1972

Analysis of Romanian-Chinese relations by Dr. Maretzki of the East German Embassy in Bucharest
18 December 1972

Czechoslovak record of consultation of Soviet bloc ambassadors in Beijing on situation in China
8 May 1973

Information by the Soviet party CC about China's policy toward Western Europe and opposition against the CSCE
9 July 1973

Preparatory materials for East German protest against the intended establishment of a Chinese trade representation in West Berlin
18-23 July 1973

Memorandum by the head of the China desk in the East German foreign ministry of conversation with the first secretary of the Chinese Embassy Tji Hai-yuan
2 August 1973

Memorandum of conversation between the first secretary of the Soviet Embassy in East Berlin Rodin and the head of the West Berlin Press Office Struve on China's intention to establish a trade representation and consulate in West Berlin
3 December 1973

Memorandum of conversation between the head of the Far Eastern Department in the East German foreign ministry Liebermann and Chinese ambassador Peng Guang-wei on China's intention to establish diplomatic presence in West Berlin
18 December 1973

Analyses by the Czechoslovak Embassy in Beijing of China's relations with NATO and West Germany and of Chinese military cooperation with the West
Undated, 1974

Analysis of the Romanian attitude toward Maoism
Undated, 1974

Evaluation by the Soviet party CC of the normalization of US-Chinese relations
30 August 1978

Evaluation by the Soviet party CC of the activation and differentiation of Chinese policies toward Eastern Europe
10 March 1980

Czechoslovak translation of the Soviet information about the sixth round of Soviet-Chinese consultations in Moscow
15 May 1985

Czechoslovak translation of the Soviet summary of the Gorbachev-Li Peng conversations in Moscow in December 1985
8 January 1986

Czechoslovak translation of the Soviet information about the ninth round of Soviet-Chinese consultations in Moscow
6 November 1986

Czechoslovak translation of the Soviet information about the tenth round of Soviet-Chinese consultations in Moscow
6 May 1987

Record of conversation in Prague between Zhao Zhang and Czechoslovak president Gustáv Husák
11 June 1987

Record of conversation in Prague between Zhao Zhang and Czechoslovak premier Lubomír štrougal
12 June 1987

Summary of the visit by Czechoslovak foreign minister Jaromír Johanes to China and records of his conversations with Li Peng and Jiang Zemin
8 November 1989


Section Two

Reports on "Interkit" meetings on the China situation and related documents

Report on the first "Interkit" meetings on the China situation
14-21 December 1967, Moscow

Report on the second "Interkit" meetings on the China situation
28-31 January, 1969, Berlin

Report on the third "Interkit" meetings on the China situation
10-13 March 1970, Warsaw

Report on the fourth "Interkit" meetings on the China situation
15-18 February 1971, Sofia

Report on the fifth "Interkit" meetings on the China situation
3-5 July 1972, Prague

Report on the sixth "Interkit" meetings on the China situation
16-18 May 1973, Moscow

Record of "Interkit" Group meeting with Ponomarev
21 May 1973

Record of "Interkit" Group meeting with Rakhmanin and Katushev
21 May 1973

Report on the seventh "Interkit" meetings on the China situation
25-26 March 1974, Budapest

Report on the eight "Interkit" meetings on the China situation
24-28 June 1975, Ulaanbaatar

Record of "Interkit" Group meeting with Rakhmanin
9 July 1976

Record of "Interkit" Group meeting with Kulik
26 January 1977

Report on the ninth "Interkit" meetings on the China situation
15-16 June 1977, Berlin

Report on the tenth "Interkit" meetings on the China situation
11-13 December 1978, Havana

Record of "Interkit" Group meeting with Fidel Castro
14 December 1978

Report on the eleventh "Interkit" meetings on the China situation
11-13 June 1980, Mierki, Poland

Record of the meeting of "Interkit" Group delegation leaders
18 June 1980

 


Section Three

Studies

Das chinesiche Problem nach dem IX. Parteitag der KPCh (March 1970)

China nach dem X. Parteitag der KP Chinas und der Annahme der maoistischen Verfassung (June 1975)

China nach Mao Tse-Tung (June 1977)

Политика китайского руководства после Х1 съезда КПК (December 1978)

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