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  • March 28, 1955

    Report on a Trip to Vietnam

    Choi Duk Shin and Young P. Lee summarize their travels through Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Vietnam, including their discussions on politics, military situations, cultural sharing, and strategies for Free Asia to join together against Communism.

  • November 15, 1955

    Letter from Choi Duk-shin to the President of the Republic of Vietnam

    Choi Duk Shin reports briefly on the current situation of Vietnam and the expectations for the first South Vietnam presidential elections.

  • November 26, 1955

    Letter from Choi Duk-shin to Dr. Syngman Rhee

    Choi Duk Shin discusses his recent correspondence with both South Vietnam President Ngo Dinh Diem and the Foreign Minister about their anti-communist stance and the possibility of establishing a Korean Legation in Saigon, Vietnam.

  • March 26, 1956

    Letter from His Sacredness Ho-Phap Cong Tac to President Syngman Rhee

    After offering a detailed account of the separation of North and South Vietnam by foreign powers, Ho-Phap Cong Tac requests that President Rhee support the peaceful reunification of Vietnam.

  • May 17, 1956

    CDS Report No. 1 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin reports on the installation of a Korean Legation in Saigon as well as general information about the legation set up and the surrounding area in South Vietnam.

  • May 25, 1956

    Report on a Conversation with the American Ambassador in Saigon

    Choi Duk Shin discusses the possibility of a military pact between South Korea, Formosa (Taiwan), and South Vietnam, as well as Korean assistance to Vietnam, with the American Ambassador to Vietnam.

  • June 01, 1956

    CDS Report No. 3 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin discusses the possibility of a military alliance with Taiwan and South Vietnam's positive response to establishing diplomatic relations with South Korea.

  • June 15, 1956

    Report of a Conversation with Mr. Nguyen Huu Chau

    Choi Duk Shin outlines his discussion with Secretary of State to the President, Nguyen Huu Chau the possibility of a South Korea-South Vietnam-Tiawan triple alliance.

  • June 22, 1956

    CDS Report No. 6 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin suggests inviting the President of South Vietnam to South Korea and reports on the initiation of the office's weekly bulletin and Colonel Kim Sang Bong's visit to Saigon.

  • July 06, 1956

    CDS Report No. 8 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin reports on his involvement in recent ceremonies as well as his discussion with Vietnamese Secretary of State for Agrarian Reform Ngyuyen Van Thoi about possible Vietnam-Korea trade.

  • July 19, 1956

    CDS Report No. 10 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin reports on anti-communist sentiment in South Vietnam, the exchange of diplomatic documents with Laos, and recent social meetings.

  • July 25, 1956

    Letter No. 6 from the President (Syngman Rhee) to Minister Duk Shin Choi

    President Rhee reasserts the falseness of the invitation to Nationalist China and Free Vietnam to attend a meeting on the military alliance.

  • July 26, 1956

    Letter No. 7 from the President (Syngman Rhee) to Minister Duk Shin Choi

    President Rhee briefly discusses the current situation in Southeast Asia.

  • August 02, 1956

    CDS Report No. 12 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin reports on the general anti-communist situation in Vietnam, his planned radio broadcast in Vietnam, and recent social activities including a meeting with the Vietnamese Red Cross to discuss flood relief for South Korea.

  • August 08, 1956

    Letter No. 9 from the President (Syngman Rhee) to Minister Duk Shin Choi

    President Rhee comments briefly on the current anti-communist sentiment in South Vietnam and Minister Choi's upcoming participation on the Voice of Vietnam radio.

  • October 12, 1956

    CDS Report No. 19 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin reports on the rapid recovery of South Korea, recent Vietnamese anti-communist and political activities, and Vietnam's invitation to General Chung Il-Kwan.

  • October 25, 1956

    CDS Report No. 21 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin reports on the arrival of General Chung and representatives from South Korea's Newsman Associations, and offers an update on Vietnamese affairs, including the drafting of South Vietnam's constitution.

  • November 01, 1956

    CDS Report No. 22 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin reports on South Vietnam's National Day celebrations, the introduction of Vietnam's constitution, and recent Vietnamese political affairs, including the arrest of a Japanese fishing boat.

  • November 08, 1956

    CDS Report No. 23 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin reports on the delivery of President Rhee's letter to President Diem, Vietnam-Taiwan relations on the topic of Chinese minorities living in Vietnam, and recent South Vietnam affairs including an exhibit displaying proofs of Communist Viet Minh activities.

  • November 15, 1956

    CDS Report No. 24 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin offers his views on the crises in Hungary and the Middle East, urges President Rhee to organize immediate action against communist countries, and reports on Vietnamese domestic affairs including the recent typhoon and the continued Chinese minority debate.