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Foreign Office files for China, 1949-1976. Section II, 1957-1966.
Great Britain. Foreign Office.
Marlborough, England : Adam Matthew Digital, c2010.
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Marlborough, England : Adam Matthew Digital, c2010.
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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 371/127262-127520 (1957); FO 371/133344-133576 (1958); FO 371/141244-141414 (1959); FO 371/150403-150560 (1960); FO 371/158384-158476 (1961); FO 371/164889-165120 (1962); FO 371/170653-170742 (1963); FO 371/175913-175998 (1964); FO 371/180982-181066 (1965); FO 371/186977-187075 (1966)
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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. There are fortnightly summaries for Beijing and Shanghai. Key topics covered include the Great Leap Forward campaign and the repudiation of orthodox Soviet style economic measures, industrial development with particular emphasis on coal, steel and oil, the Twelve Year Plan for Agriculture, three years of natural disasters, 1959-1961, the Rebellion in Tibet, the deterioration of Sino-Soviet relations from 1960 onwards, developments in Macau, the political manoeuvrings of Deng Xiaoping and Liu Shaoqi, the Socialist Education Movement launched by Mao Zedong in 1963 in an attempt to restore his political base and eliminate opposition, the increased conflict between Mao Zedong and Liu Shaoqi, the initial phases of the Cultural Revolution, Mao's massive campaign of ideological renewal and the cult of personality, the representation of China at the United Nations, Cold War tensions and the economic growth in Taiwan supported by US financial and military aid.
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