Mao Zedong discusses the significance of the signing of the Sino-North Korean Economic and Cultural Cooperation Agreement at a banquet for a North Korean government delegation. Dismissing that China's aid to North Korea is one-sided, Mao notes that North Korea "helped" China by being in the front line of the struggle against imperialism. North Korea protected China by preventing the imperialists from crossing the Yale River.
April 21, 1954
Additional Notification from the Organizational Bureau of the Central Committee on the Issue of Political Examinations for Persons Receiving Training Abroad and Technical Personnel Aiding Korea
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To all Bureaus and Sub-Bureaus of the Central Committee and the Organization Departments of all Provincial and Municipal Committees:
We [the Organization Department], the Financial and Economic Commission of the Central Committee, and the Central Ministry of Public Security have respectively sent special telegrams on the political vetting of personnel interning abroad and for the technical personnel aiding Korea. For the successful and timely completion of this work, a special supplementary notice follows:
- Concerning the political vetting for personnel interning abroad and for the technical personnel aiding Korea, apart from the Central Ministries which have selected personnel, for the districts, provinces, and municipalities who have selected personnel, the responsible leadership of the local Party Committee and the organization of the factory and mine work units should, with the assistance of the local public security departments, carry out the [political] reviews. For selected personnel, after a review has been completed, the work unit responsible for the conclusion of the review should fill out the review table (three per person) for personnel going abroad and the organization of this work unit or the executive Party member should sign [it]. Responsible personnel from the relevant department and public security department of the local Party Committee should review and sign [this form] and then have the original file and materials, together with the registration form, sent to the central level supervisor of the operating department. For technical personnel aiding Korea, if selected and recruited by a local state enterprise, after the district operating department carries out an examination, [the person’s file] should be sent to the State Planning Commission and the Central Ministry of Public Security for final review.
- The original review registration forms for personnel going abroad produced by the Financial and Economic Commission of the Central Committee and the Central Ministry of Public Security had a section [labeled] “reviewed by work unit and local Party Committee.” That section should be changed to “final review by work unit and local Party Committee and opinions of the local Party Committee and public security department” and should be signed by the responsible work unit. The relevant department of the local Party Committee and the public security department should carefully carry out the review, signing [it], [offering] opinions [on it], and sealing [it].
- Among the technical personnel aiding Korea, a portion of them were selected from private industries and cottage industries. Under the leadership of the local Party Committee, the department in charge and the local public security department should collaborate to conduct a review [of these individuals] and conclude and seal [these cases]. Following completion, each individual must fill out two copies of the registration review forms for personnel going abroad and, with any related materials, send it to the district public security department for examination and to the State Planning Commission and the Central Ministry of Public Security for final review.
Organization Department of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party
21 April 1954
The Organization Department of the Central Committee of the CCP offers instructions on political examinations for Chinese specialists working in North Korea
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