Re: Foreign Ministry Archives open again?

Hi Jon,

The Wilson Center posted an update from Ph.D. candidate Kazushi Minami just two days ago:

"China’s Foreign Ministry Archive: Open or Closed?"
https://www.wilsoncenter.org/blog-post/chinas-foreign-ministry-archive-o...

The short answer seems to be that it hasn't changed for the better, requiring a bit more effort to see documents than it did several years ago and offering many fewer, but it is still technically "open."

All best,
Amanda

Re: Foreign Ministry Archives open again?

I haven't tried to go myself, but I received a report from a friend in January 2017 claiming it was open.

The gist of the report is that the Chinese Foreign Ministry Archive re-opened on December 1, 2016. However, only the fonds of two Foreign Ministry departments are apparently available: the protocol department (117) and the international organizations division (113). Other fonds are still undergoing review. In addition, the archive is not providing any printing services.

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