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  • December 09, 1954

    Letter, to General John H. Collier

    Request for notification when United Nations Command vacates offices and also to return non-essential facilities to Korean Government.

  • December 09, 1954

    Cable from the Chinese Foreign Ministry, 'Receiving the Prime Ministers of India and Other Countries and Attending the Asian-African Conference'

    The Chinese Foreign Ministry informed the Chinese Ambassador to Indonesia of Beijing's eagerness to participate in the Asian-African Conference and asked him to pay attention to Indonesia's attitude on this matter.

  • December 12, 1954

    Cable from Peng Di, 'Please Advise on Reporting on the Afro-Asian Conference'

  • December 15, 1954

    Report from the Asia Section, Chinese Foreign Ministry, 'On the Asian-African Conference'

    The Chinese Foreign Ministry reported that Indonesia’s intention to hold the Asian-African Conference was to establish a neutral, third group to counter the US and the Soviet Union. It also reported the attitudes of the invited countries and the reactions of the Western countries toward the Conference. It concluded that it would be beneficial for China to participate in the Conference and to influence the political situation in the Conference.

  • December 18, 1954

    Report, Embassy of Hungary in North Korea to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    Report from Pál Szarvas, Hungarian Ambassador to the DPRK, complaining about the unwillingness of the DPRK foreign ministry to establish typical relations with fraternal countries. He also talks about the personality cult and the need for reform.

  • December 18, 1954

    Cable from the Chinese Embassy in Indonesia, 'Various Indonesian Groups are Paying Attention to the Bogor Conference'

    A review of Indonesian press coverage of the Bogor Conference and plans for the upcoming Asian-African Conference.

  • December 20, 1954

    Cable from Huang Zhen, 'The Prime Ministers of India and Other Countries are Going to Jakarta to attend the Bogor Conference'

    Report on plans for the Bogor Conference, including arrival dates of Prime Minister Nehru and other Indian officials, and the mass assembly on the 30th.

  • December 20, 1954

    Memo from I. Byakov to the Charge d'Affaires of the Soviet Embassy in the DPRK

    Byakov and Petrov discuss inter-Korean relations immediately after the Korean War regarding resettlement, relocation of citizens near the demilitarized zones, and declaration of Pyongyang and Kaesong as high-security cities.

  • December 22, 1954

    Soviet Translation, 'Statement of the Iran Party Regarding the Bill to Receive a Loan from Foreign Countries' (Attachment)

    The Iran Party's statement is critical of the recent loans made to Iran by the Americans and the British, which it believes will leave Iran indebted to countries that just want to exploit the people and resources of Iran. Also includes various Iranian trade figures.

  • December 23, 1954

    Letter, General Maxwell D. Taylor to Syngman Rhee

    General Maxwell D. Taylor sends Christmas greetings to Syngman Rhee and Mrs. Rhee.

  • December 23, 1954

    Letter, Willard B. Cowles to UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold

    Willard Cowles forwards documents concerning the mission of a B-29 of the 581st Air Resupply And Communications Wing shot down during the Korean War. The Chinese claimed the plane was over Chinese territory on an espionage mission, which the United Nations denied.

  • December 24, 1954

    Soviet Translation, Letter, 'To the Press Department for Transmission to the International Bureau of Communist Parties' (Attachment)

    This letter describes the failure of the People's Party of Iran to act upon an opportunity to defeat the Shah's forces in Iran, and elaborates on what caused this lack of success. At the end, the People's Party of Iran appeals to other communist parties to get involved in helping them.

  • December 25, 1954

    Cable from the Chinese Foreign Ministry, 'Regarding Our Attitude towards the Afro-Asian Conference'

    The Chinese Foreign Ministry informed Chinese embassies overseas that China supported the Asian-African Conference as well as the participation of the countries with whom China had no diplomatic relation, such as Japan, the Philippines, and Thailand. China also emphasized that Chiang Kai-shek was not to be invited to the Conference.

  • December 29, 1954

    Letter, Chan Tai Wai, Chairman of the Chinese Democratic League, to President S.M. Rhee

    Chan Tai Wai (Chen Dahui) requests President Syngman Rhee's support in "indicting Soviet Russia for its aggression on Free China."

  • December 29, 1954

    An Indictment against Soviet Russia as an Aggressor Nation on Chinese Sovereignty

    Chan Tai Wai (Chen Dahui) writes to the Chairman of the United Nations General Assembly with a petition against the Soviet Union.

  • December 29, 1954

    Telegram #982 from K. Novikov to V. M. Molotov

    Telegram discussing statements of Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, Pham Van Dong, regarding critique of Ngo Din Diem.

  • December 29, 1954

    Cable from Peng Di, 'Brief Report on the situation of the Bogor Conference'

    Brief report on the secret meeting of the Bogor Conference on the 28th. It was agreed to ask Indonesia to organize the Asian-African Conference in April the following year.

  • December 29, 1954

    Cable from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Intelligence Department, 'The Agenda of the Five Southeast Asian Countries from the Bogor Conference and the Five Countries’ Attitudes towards China’s Participation in the Afro-Asian Conference '

    The agenda of the Bogor Conference was to determine the purposes, timing, and participants of the Asian-African Conference. The five Southeast Asian countries agreed that China and Japan should participate in the Asian-African Conference, but some countries also insisted on the participation of US allies such as Thailand and the Philippines.

  • December 31, 1954

    Cable from Huang Zhen, 'Nehru Hopes that Premier Zhou Can Attend Afro-Asian Conference'

    In a reception, Nehru tells Huang Zhen that he hopes that Premier Zhou Enlai can attend the Asian-African Conference.

  • December 31, 1954

    Cable from Peng Di, 'Situation of the Bogor Conference'

    Report from the Bogor Conference. The main issue of the conference was whether or not to invite China to the Asian-African Conference. The five principles of peaceful coexistence were also discussed and approved, but not published.