Search in
ADD SEARCH FILTER CANCEL SEARCH FILTER

Digital Archive International History Declassified

June 09, 1989

UNTITLED REPORT FROM MIECZYSłAW DEDO, POLISH AMBASSADOR TO THE DPRK, CONCERNING NORTH KOREA’S ATTITUDE TOWARDS TIANANMEN SQUARE PROTESTS

This document was made possible with support from the Kyungnam University

CITATION SHARE DOWNLOAD
  • Citation

    get citation

    According to Polish reports from Pyongyang, the North Korean leadership interpreteted the Tiananmen Square protests in Beijing in relation to lack of monolitic unity among the Chinese leadership and China's reform policies.
    "Untitled report from Mieczysław Dedo, Polish Ambassador to the DPRK, concerning North Korea’s attitude towards Tiananmen Square protests," June 09, 1989, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, AMSZ, Department II, 3/94, w. 3. Obtained by Marek Hańderek and translated by Jerzy Giebułtowski. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/208564
  • share document

    https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/208564

VIEW DOCUMENT IN

English HTML

SECRET

Ministry of Foreign

Affairs                               

After use, this code message          

is to be destroyed according to

regulations regarding the            

handling of secret documents

[Stamp]

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Department of Africa, Asia, Australia and Oceania

Received: 19 August 1992

No: KRL-D-0-2413-1-89

Att. – Sheets: 1

Code message No 3806/II/2660

from: Pyongyang

9 June 1989

[handwritten]

b  8.06.91

Com. Stawiarski

Com. Dedo by message no 105 of 8 of this month informs:

From the PRC ambassador:

1. The local leadership [in North Korea], while still keeping under wraps from the society the events in China offers members of the central party apparatus following interpretation:

- they are a result of the lack of the “monolithic unity” among Chinese leaders, of “reformism and degenerate liberalism”,

- they were born out of the absence of a charismatic “leader” and of a tested, valid idea. In this context Chinese leadership are criticized for ignoring the „wise advice and admonitions” given to them by Kim Il Sung, and thus they generate the threat for a military coup in China. Nevertheless, it is believed that “cleansed of the influence of bourgeois ideology, the new Chinese leadership will deal with the 'threat counter-revolution'.”

2. In our opinion and that of the interlocutor, the above assessment stem from:

- the simplified Juche approach to the contemporary world [and] fears of spreading onto the DPRK (the Korean special services and the military received relevant directives).

Recipients:

Com. Kucza

Com. Olechowski

Com. Górnicki

Com. Majewski

Com. Pawlak

Com. Rapacki

Com. Misztal

Com. Stawiarski

Com. Sarewicz

Com. Szymański

ORIGINAL SCAN PDF

It appears your Web browser is not configured to display PDF files. No worries, just click here to download the PDF file.

Click here to view the PDF file in a new window.

PDFs cannot be printed inline in the page. To print a PDF, you must first download the file and open it in a PDF viewer.