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Asian Peoples' Anti-Communist League

Documents on several of the early conferences convened by the Asian Peoples' Anti-Communist League in South Korea, the Philippines, and Vietnam and attended by delegations from across Asia. (Image: Syngman Rhee greets Jiang Jieshi in August 1949. Source)

  • June, 1954

    Proposals for the Establishment of an Anti-Communist Union of the Peoples of Asia

    A proposal for the creation an Anti-Communist Union of the Peoples of Asia, an organization which would allow "all democratic and free States of Asia...to pool their strength to resist Communist aggression."

  • June, 1954

    Asian Peoples' Anti-Communist Conference, Top Secret Instructions to the ROK Delegation

    The South Korean delegation at the Asian Peoples' Anti-Communist Conference is told that "all the Free Nations of Asia should join in guaranteeing eternal security for each other" through a collective security arrangement.

  • June 14, 1954

    Memorandum, Asian Peoples' Anti-Communist Conference, Delegation of the People of the Republic of China

    Delegates from the Republic of China warn that the "expansion of Communist aggression in Asia" must be checked.

  • June 15, 1954

    Asian Peoples' Anti-Communist Conference, Minutes of the Opening Session

    Delegates from South Korea, China, Macao, the Philippines, and the Ryukyu Islands discuss the anti-communist struggle in the Asia Pacific.

  • June 15, 1954

    Asian Peoples' Anti-Communist Conference, Provisional Summary Record of the Opening Session

    Delegates from South Korea, China, Macao, the Philippines, and the Ryukyu Islands discuss the anti-communist struggle in the Asia Pacific.

  • June 15, 1954

    Asian Peoples' Anti-Communist Conference, Provisional Summary Record of the First and Second Sessions

    Delegates at the Asian Peoples' Anti-Communist Conference in Chinhae, Korea, discuss the organization and objectives of the Asian Peoples' Anti-Communist League.

  • June 15, 1954

    Asian Peoples' Anti-Communist Conference, Press Release No. 2

    President Syngman Rhee proposes a "Pacific Pact or Alliance of Mutual Security" for non-communist countries in the Asia Pacific.

  • June 15, 1954

    Documents on Asian Peoples' Anti-Communist Conference

    A collection of reports and resolutions from the Asian Peoples' Anti-Communist Conference held in Chinhae, Korea, June 15-June 17, 1954.

  • June 16, 1954

    Minutes, Meeting of the Committee of Permanent Organization of Asian Peoples' Anti-Communist League

    Minutes of a meeting of the Committee of Permanent Organization of Asian Peoples' Anti-Communist League held in Chinhae, Korea.

  • June 16, 1954

    Statement by President Syngman Rhee at the Fourth Session of the Asian Peoples' Anti-Communist Conference

    President Syngman Rhee announces that the "Communist problem is not just a problem of one or two countries, but a world problem."

  • June 16, 1954

    Asian Peoples' Anti-Communist Conference, Speech by Vietnam Delegate

    Nguyen Van Tam speaks about Vietnam's struggle against communism at the Asian Peoples' Anti-Communist Conference in Chinhae, Korea.

  • June 16, 1954

    Asian Peoples' Anti-Communist Conference, Speech by Chief Thailand Delegate Mr. Phra Rajadharm Nides

    Thai National Assemblyman Phra R. Nides discusses communism in Southeast Asia and the outcomes of the Geneva Conference.

  • June 16, 1954

    Asian Peoples' Anti-Communist Conference, Speech by the Ryukyu Delegate Mr. Tsai Chang

    Tsai Chang discusses the situation in the Ryukyu Islands and the activities of communists in Japan.

  • June 16, 1954

    Asian Poeples' Anti-Communist Conference, 'We Have Communism on the Run in the Philippines'

    Jose M. Hernandez announces to the Asian Peoples' Anti-Communist Conference that "communism is on the run in the Philippines."

  • June 16, 1954

    Asian Peoples' Anti-Communist Conference, Speech by Mrs. Lee Chien, Macao Delegate

    Mrs. Lee Chien announces that "the mind of the Chinese in Macao is a good reflection of the mind of the people inside of the Iron Curtain."

  • June 16, 1954

    Asian Peoples' Anti-Communist Conference, Address Delivered by Mr. Yap Tin Sing, Chief Delegate of Hong Kong

    Yap Tin Sing describes the "open struggle and collision with the communists" in Hong Kong.

  • June 16, 1954

    Asian Peoples' Anti-Communist Conference, Speech of the Korean Delegation: Mr. Whang Sung Soo

    Whang Sung Soo announces that the "war is not over" in Korea to the Asian Peoples' Anti-Communist Conference.

  • June 16, 1954

    Asian Peoples' Anti-Communist Conference, Provisional Summary Record of the Fourth Session

    The Provisional Summary Record of the Fourth Session of the Asian Peoples' Anti-Communist Conference features President Syngman Rhee proposing a "pacific alliance."

  • June 16, 1954

    Asian Peoples' Anti-Communist Conference, Proposals by the Delegates from Hong Kong and Macao

    Delegates from Hong Kong and Macao offer several proposals to strengthen the anti-communist movement in Asia.

  • June 16, 1954

    Asian Peoples' Anti-Communist Conference, Draft Resolution Submitted by the Chinese Delegation

    The Chinese delegation at the Asian Peoples' Anti-Communist Conference announces that "Asia has only one arch enemy."