I am working on a book project (Habilitation) on Sino-Swiss relations in the Cold War. I am particularly interested in the use of Switzerland as a hub for Chinese business, diplomatic, propaganda, and intelligence networks. Unfortunately, I began my research after the Foreign Ministry Archive restricted access to its holdings.
If anybody has any files that include references to Switzerland, the Embassy in Berne, the Consulate-General in Geneva, Swiss banks, Chinese diplomats in Switzerland, Chinese spies travelling to Geneva etc. I'd be extremely grateful if you could share them with me in exchange for Swiss chocolate and scans from files in the Swiss Federal Archives.
Also, does anybody know of any (reliable) publications on Chinese intelligence in the Cold War, particularly intelligence networks in Europe?
University of Fribourg