Statements on the U.S. Tilt Toward China from
The Kissinger Transcripts: The Top Secret Talks with Beijing and Moscow
(The New Press, 1999, 515 pp.)
edited by William Burr
A National Security Archive Document Reader
Henry Kissinger's exchange with Amb. Anatoly Dobrynin after the latter asked whether Kissinger had shared
intelligence on Soviet force dispositions during his secret trip to China, 8/17/71, p. 45:
Henry Kissinger to Amb. Huang Hua on Soviet force deployments during the India-Pakistan war, 12/10/71, p. 50:
Henry Kissinger discusses U.S.-Soviet negotiations with Huang Hua, 8/4/72, pp. 72-73:
Henry Kissinger's briefs Amb. Huang Zhen on the U.S.-Soviet summit, 7/6/73, pp. 142-45:
Henry Kissinger to Mao Zedong, 11/12/73, p. 183:
Henry Kissinger offering Zhou Enlai help to counter Soviet hostilities, 11/13/73, pp. 203-04:
--One, if war should be prolonged in the obvious way, we could be helpful by supplying equipment and other services.
--What I want to discuss today is what we can do to shorten the period of vulnerability. ....One problem any country has is early warning ....We would be prepared to establish a hotline between our [military satellites] and Beijing by which we could transmit information to you in a matter of minutes."
During conversation with President Ford and Henry Kissinger, Deng Xioaping requesting high-speed computers, 12/4/75,
pp. 403-04 (in September 1976, Ford approved export of computers for oil exploration purposes, with weak safeguards against
diversion for military use):
Secretary Kissinger: Our problem is we have refused certain computers to the Soviet Union. [Deng spits into his spittoon]. I think we could approve computers to the People's Republic of China that would be of considerable quality. ....
The President: Mr. Vice Premier, in principle we would be very anxious to be helpful in the computer area.