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Foreign Office files for China, 1949-1976. Section I, 1949-1956.
Marlborough, England : Adam Matthew Digital, c2009.
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Marlborough, England : Adam Matthew Digital, c2009.
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"Complete FO 371 and FCO 21 files from the National Archives, Kew"
At head of title: Archives Direct, sources from the National Archives, Kew.
Files included in this section: FO 371/75731-75957 (1949) ; FO 371/83230-83579 (1950) ; FO 371/92188-92395 (1951) ; FO 371/99229-99387 (1952) ; FO 371/105188-105355 (1953) ; FO 371/110193-110399 (1954) ; FO 371/114983-115219 (1955) ; FO 371/120864-121029 (1956)
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The documents combine eye-witness accounts, weekly and monthly summaries, annual reviews, reports and analyses with a synthesis of newspaper articles and conference reports, economic assessments and synopses on key events, leading personalities and all major new developments relating to China during the period. There is a constant exchange of information between London, the British Embassy in Beijing and its consular outposts. The papers also reflect the continual dialogue between Britain, America, Europe and the Commonwealth on issues relating to East Asia. Key topics covered include the civil war between the Communists and Nationalists in China, the Communist Revolution, the Korean War, the economic situation in China, industrialisation and modernisation, the First Five Year Plan 1953-1957, HMS Amethyst and the blockade of the Yangtze River, differences between British and American policy on China, British interests in Hong Kong and Shanghai, international trade, land reform, United States military support and financial aid for Formosa/Taiwan, Sino-Soviet relations and the Cold War.
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