DescriptionArchive of articles published by Xinhua, or New China News Agency, from 1946 to 1996. As the official organ of China’s Communist Party, the archive provides a view of the country’s perspective on international issues and events and provide insight on the role of Communist mass media in Chinese culture, the Cold War, and 20th-century world history. The materials were collected and translated into English by the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) as part of its intelligence gathering operations. The FBIS was a U.S. government organization that became part of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The archive supports research in the areas of Asian studies, media studies, the Cold War, 20th-century history, international relations, political science, communication and propaganda, and related fields.