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Conversations with Zhou Enlai: The Collection Continues to Grow

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25 new conversations between Zhou Enlai and foreign leaders, including Kim Il Sung, Ho Chi Minh, and Gamal Abdel Nasser, are now accessible on DigitalArchive.org

Conversations with Zhou Enlai: The Collection Continues to Grow

The Cold War International History Project has just translated and published 25 of Zhou Enlai's conversations with other world leaders, including Kim Il Sung, Ho Chi Minh, and Gamal Abdel Nasser.

The documents, obtained years ago from the now highly restrictive Chinese Foreign Ministry Archives, offer an intimate portrait of the PRC’s foreign relations during the Sino-Soviet split and in the lead up to the Cultural Revolution. Although formally declassified, they are no longer accessible in Beijing. A full list of the new translations is included below, and is organized by country/region and in chronological order.

Many more documents from the Foreign Ministry Archives will be translated and published in the coming months, thanks to the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation. The documents will be freely accessible on the Chinese Foreign Policy Database, a part of the Wilson Center’s Digital Archive.

North Korea:

Indochina:

Indonesia:

Soviet Union:

Pakistan:

Egypt (United Arab Republic):

Algeria:

The PLO:

Multilateral:

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Charles Kraus

Deputy Director, History and Public Policy Program

Charles Kraus is the Deputy Director of the History and Public Policy Program at the Wilson Center.

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Cold War International History Project

The Cold War International History Project supports the full and prompt release of historical materials by governments on all sides of the Cold War. Through an award winning Digital Archive, the Project allows scholars, journalists, students, and the interested public to reassess the Cold War and its many contemporary legacies. It is part of the Wilson Center's History and Public Policy Program.  Read more

North Korea International Documentation Project

The North Korea International Documentation Project serves as an informational clearinghouse on North Korea for the scholarly and policymaking communities, disseminating documents on the DPRK from its former communist allies that provide valuable insight into the actions and nature of the North Korean state. It is part of the Wilson Center's History and Public Policy Program.  Read more