Record of the Conversation of Comrade Stalin with Zhou Enlai 20 August 1952

Subsequent to the publication of the transcripts of the two discussions between I.V. Stalin and Mao Zedong, which were held in the Soviet capital on December 1949 and January 1950, we continue the documentation of the relations between the Soviet Union and People’s China in the Stalin period by publishing the first of the three conversations held between I.V. Stalin and Zhou Enlai in Moscow in August-September 1952. They indicate the political, economic and military relations between the two states. These documentary materials are an essential basis for re-evaluating the relations between the two countries in the Stalin era free from the polemical literature which clouded Soviet-Chinese associations in the 1960s and 1970s.

Vijay Singh.

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