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NSC internal memo, Michel Oksenberg to Zbigniew Brzezinski, May 25, 1978

May 25, 1978

Michel Oksenberg was a China specialist on leave from the University of Michigan serving on the National Security Council staff. He wrote to his boss, National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski on his impressions of the trip Brzezinski had just made to Beijing. Oksensberg accompanied Brzezinski on the trip. Among the key points in his memo is the statement that Chinese leaders "tacitly" accepted that the United States would continue to sell arms to Taiwan.

Zbigniew Brzezinski meeting with Hua Guofeng, May 22, 1978

May 22, 1978

This is a transcript of the meeting between U.S. National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski and Hua Guofeng, chairman of the Chinese Communist Party and head of state. Brzezinski met the day before with Deng Xiaoping.

Zbigniew Brzezinski meeting with Deng Xiaoping, May 21, 1978

May 21, 1978

U.S. National Security Advisor Zbignew Brzezinski visited Beijing in May 1978. This is a transcript of his meeting with Deng Xiaoping (Teng Hsiao-p'ing). This transcript was top secret until declassified.

Samuel Huntington to National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, May 11, 1978

May 11, 1978

NSC staffer and scholar Samuel Huntington met with MIT professor Lucien Pye and Harvard professors Dwight Perkins and Roy Hofheinz to discuss Brzezinski's upcoming trip to China. The memo was labelled "confidential"/"outside the system."

Peter Tarnoff Memo to Zbigniew Brzezinski on Arms Sales to Taiwan, February 8, 1978

February 8, 1978

This memo was published in the History of the Foreign Relations of the United States. Tarnoff was Executive Secretary of the US Department of State to the National Security Advisor.

Ford in China Itinerary, Dec. 1-5, 1975

December 5, 1975

Daily logs of activities of President Gerald Ford’s trip to China. Provided by the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum.

Mao Tse-tung (Mao Ze-dong) and the Sino-Soviet Dispute

December 1, 1975

A memorandum that summarizes the history of tension between China and the Soviet Union. A part of President Ford's briefing book for meeting with Chairman Mao in December of 1975.

Talking Paper for President Ford's Meeting with Chairman Mao Ze-dong

December 1, 1975

A memorandum that provided President Ford with background material for his meeting with Chairman Mao in December of 1975. A part of the President's briefing book for the occasion.

Henry Kissinger and Mao Zedong "Memorandum of Conversation," October 21, 1975, 6:25-8:05pm

October 21, 1975

Henry Kissinger, U.S. Secretary of State and Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, spoke with Chinese leaders at Chairman Mao's residence in Beijing.

Analysis of Secretary Kissinger's Meeting with Chairman Mao, October 21, 1975

October 21, 1975

A memorandum prepared by Winston Lord that analyzes Secretary Kissinger's meeting with Chairman Mao.