This report, first published in 1985, was compiled by members of the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen (South Yemen) and is an interesting historical document. Because of the PDRY’s own political orientation the leadership, when it came to power, sought help, advice and assistance from other Communist governments. Among these was China. By historical coincidence that country at the time of the PDRY’s delegation visit was engulfed in what we know as the Cultural Revolution. Very few official foreign delegations were received by the Chinese at the time and so this report becomes doubly interesting as it sheds a fascinating light on the political situation in both countries at that time. More importantly, it represents one of the rare pieces of published material on China and the Arab World
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Introduction. From the Minutes of the Meetings of the Delegation of the People’s Republic of South Yemen in Peking, September 1968. The First Session. The Second Session. Visit to a Factory. Special Session. Visit to one of the Army Units. Arrival at Military Unit No. 191. The Third Session. The Fourth Session. Special Session with the Deputy Foreign Minister 1. Special Session with the Deputy Foreign Minister 2.