FOREIGN OFFICE FILES FOR CHINA, 1949-1976
(Public Record Office Classes FO 371 and FCO 21)
Part 2: Complete Files for 1950 (PRO Class FO 371/83230-83579)
Part 2 continues with in-depth coverage of events in China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan by means of weekly and monthly reports for 1950.
- Many files are devoted to the question of recognition of the Communist Government.
- There is analysis on Sino-Soviet relations, American policy, the invasion of Tibet, the situation concerning Quemoy, the control of exports of strategic materials to China and North Korea, the defence of Hong Kong, British commercial policy and the blockade of the Yangtze River by the Nationalists.