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  • 1956

    South African Cabinet Memorandum, Research in the Field of Nuclear Energy and Exchanging Information with Friendly Nations

    South African Cabinet memorandum discussing the potential for nuclear cooperation and technology assistance from various friendly countries, including the United States, Great Britain, and the Netherlands.

  • January 16, 1956

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1956, No. 02 (Overall Issue No. 28)

    This issue begins with an announcement from the Chinese, Mongolian, and Soviet governments about the completion of a connective railway. Zhou Enlai and the Chinese government also recognize the independence of Sudan. Other sections discuss the ongoing Sino-American ambassadorial talks, retirement and sick leave benefits for state employees, and the simplification of Chinese characters.

  • January 23, 1956

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1956, No. 03 (Overall Issue No. 29)

    This issue features remarks from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs about an incursion of two US military aircraft in Chinese airspace. It also discusses mobilizing primary and secondary school graduates to participate in the agricultural cooperative movement. Other sections cover scientific collaboration between universities and research institutions, sports, and the handicraft industry.

  • January 30, 1956

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1956, No. 04 (Overall Issue No. 30)

    This issue covers the Sino-American ambassadorial talks. It also discusses the employment of People's Liberation Army soldiers once they are discharged. Other sections address propaganda for miners and workers during the Spring Festival and formatting documents for the State Council.

  • February 06, 1956

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1956, No. 05 (Overall Issue No. 31)

    Several sections of this issue address agricultural development and production. It also includes a statement about U.S. State Department misinterpretations of the Sino-American ambassadorial talks. One section discusses winter vacation activities for students in primary, secondary, and normal (pedagogical) schools.

  • March 13, 1956

    German Concerns about Free Europe Committee Balloon Leaflet Operations

    West German Ambassador Heinz Krekeler shares his government’s concerns about Free Europe Committee (FEC) balloon operations with Deputy Undersecretary of State Robert Murphy and FEC President Whitney Shepardson.

  • March 13, 1956

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1956, No. 10 (Overall Issue No. 36)

    This issue begins with a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs about American efforts to delay and obstruct the Sino-U.S. ambassadorial talks. It also announces and discusses a Sino-Lebanese trade agreement. Other sections cover the organization of local People's Committees, the socialist transformation of rural private businesses, wholesale and retail improvements for department stores, and the transfer of six "natural villages" (自然屯) from Hebei Province to Liaoning.

  • March 19, 1956

    Statement released by the Department of State (Press Release 115) commenting on a Chinese Communist Statement of March 4

    The United States responds to a Chinese statement concerning the ambassadorial talks.

  • March 19, 1956

    Letter, Young Kee Kim to Chung Whan Cho

    Young Kee Kim informs Minister Cho about the departure of US Ambassador and the strike by the Filipino Transport Workers.

  • March 19, 1956

    Report No. 77 from Young Kee Kim to Syngman Rhee

    Young Kee Kim briefs President Rhee about US Secretary of State John Foster Dulles' visit to Philippines and the talk of reparations between Philippines and Japan.

  • March 22, 1956

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1956, No. 11 (Overall Issue No. 37)

    This issue discusses the distortion of facts in a March 6 US State Department statement about the Sino-American ambassadorial talks. Two sections address calculating years of work experience for military personnel after they change careers and the way that others should treat them in the workplace. Finally, several reports consider various provincial administrative concerns, such as the division and merging of different counties.

  • March 28, 1956

    Budapest Legation Dispatch No. 372, Radio Free Europe Hungarian Broadcasts Appraised

    In Budapest Legation Dispatch No. 372, two Hungarian-speaking officers appraise the content and reception quality of Radio Free Europe (RFE) Hungarian broadcasts. They rate newscasts higher than commentaries and features

  • March 28, 1956

    Letter, Syngman Rhee to Young Kee Kim

    President Rhee asks Minister Kim to discuss Korea's admission to SEATO with other representatives from France, Philippines, and Thailand.

  • April 07, 1956

    Report No. 79 from Young Kee Kim to Syngman Rhee

    Young Kee Kim briefs Syngman Rhee about the anti-American sentiment arising in the Filipino Congress and Korea's admission to SEATO.

  • April 14, 1956

    Letter, Syngman Rhee to Young Kee Kim

    President Rhee comments on the anti-American sentiment prevalent in the Philippines.

  • April 19, 1956

    Report No. 80 from Young Kee Kim to Syngman Rhee

    Young Kee Kim briefs President Rhee on US policy towards the Philippines, complications regarding the appointment of the Filipino ambassador to the US, and the reparation settlement between Philippines and Japan.

  • April 30, 1956

    Report No. 81 from Young Kee Kim to Syngman Rhee

    Young Kee Kim briefs President Rhee on the US allied air forces gathering and the PI-JP reparations agreement, which is to be signed.

  • May 09, 1956

    Report No. 82 from Young Kee Kim to Syngman Rhee

    Young Kee Kim briefs President Rhee on the decision to accept Japanese war reparations by the Philippines. He also suggests that Korean Navy should include Bangkok in its goodwill tour.

  • May 16, 1956

    Bhabha and Jawaharlal Nehru Correspondence on Indian Nuclear History

    A series of letters between Dr. Bhabha and Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru covering a wide range of subjects, including the appropriate venues to voice opinions, the status of the Colaba site, meeting with the Pakistan Association for the Advancement of Science, and issues with coordination between the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Ministry of Education on scientific research and education. Also includes a copy of a letter from The Tokyo Shimbun requesting Dr. Bhabha’s presence at a forum discussing the justifiability of American hydrogen bomb tests in the Pacific.

  • May 17, 1956

    Cable from the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan, 'Pakistani President’s Exclusive Conversation with American Reporters'

    The Pakistani President stated that Islamabad's warming relationship with the PRC did not mean a move away from the US. He reaffirmed Pakistani commitment to the Southeast Asian defense treaty and the Baghdad Pact while urging the US to recognize the PRC and advocating an increase in Sino-Japanese trade.