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  • July 11, 1948

    Record of Conversation between Kim Gu and Liu Yuwan

    Kim Gu (Kim Koo) and the Chinese Nationalist Minister Liu Yuwan discuss Kim's participation in the South Korean government, his attendance at a conference in Pyongyang, and the possibility of a Russian-led attack on southern Korea.

  • November 18, 1952

    Telegram, Chinese Embassy in Washington DC

    Report on a speech of the Korean ambassador in the United States about using the Kuomintang's army.

  • August 25, 1955

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1955, No. 13 (Overall Issue No. 16)

    This issue begins with a notice about the establishment of Sino-Nepalese diplomatic relations. It then features a statement from the PRC Ministry of Foreign Affairs about South Korean threats to disrupt the Korean Armistice Agreement. Other sections address various matters such as construction, instructions from the Ministry of Supervision on equipment maintenance in industrial departments, and the allocation of jobs for college graduates after the summer.

  • December 08, 1955

    Letter, Minister Yong Shik Kim [Kim Yong-shik] to Office of the President

    Report of the followings: Gratitude from Ambassador Tong, interest shown by local diplomatic circles regarding Korea-Japan issues, Copy of Korean press article regarding the issue

  • January 09, 1956

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1956, No. 01 (Overall Issue No. 27)

    This issue begins with a joint declaration from China and the German Democratic Republic about their Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation. It also discusses an encounter in which South Korean naval ships shot at and attempted to seize Chinese fishing boats. Other sections cover an agreement to import rice from Myanmar in exchange for Chinese goods, agriculture, and tax exemptions for medical organizations.

  • March 08, 1957

    CDS Report No. 36 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin reports on anti-communist strategies, South Vietnam's protest over KNA's flight over Vietnamese soil, and Vietnamese affairs.

  • November, 1957

    Translated Cable Message from New Delhi

    Brief notes on the Red Cross Conference, including repatriation of Korean in Japan to North Korea, ex-prisoners of war problem, and resolution on China.

  • November 08, 1957

    CDS Report No. 62 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin announces the denial of South Korea's admittance into the Colombo Plan, offers his opinions on the threat of Red China's interference in Asia, and reports on major events in South Vietnam.

  • June 15, 1962

    Record of Conversation from Premier Zhou's Reception of the Delegation of the North Korean Supreme People's Assembly in Shenyang

    The conversation was about Kim Il Sung's health after his surgery. North Korean diplomat greeted Chinese leaders.

  • January 15, 1971

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan

    President Park Chung Hee reiterates that his main priority is the South Korean economy. He believes that a strong economy will allow for unification and stronger national security. Additionally, Park believes that the power balance in East Asia will depend on China's progress.

  • February 26, 1971

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan

    Internationally, ROK government voices concern about the UN's two-China policy. Domestically, the NDP accuses the government of suppressing the opposition party's election campaign.

  • June 11, 1971

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan

    The Park Chung Hee administration tries to normalize the student demonstration situation, which has led to the closing of many institutions, and to accept the admittance of communist China to the UN.

  • June 18, 1971

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan

    Kuzbari updates Narasimhan on the UN Command's proposal to clear the DMZ for civilian use, the need to validate ROK's accusations against North Korean seaborne attacks, Japan's view that ROK should adapt to communist China's entry into the UN, and the changing liberal attitude of the Korean people in regards to unification.

  • September 24, 1971

    Telegram, Embassy of Hungary in China to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    A telegram from the Embassy Hungary in China covering the foreign policy of China with regard to the Korean Peninsula.

  • November 10, 1971

    Letter, Ozbudun to Narasimhan, "ROK Troop Withdrawal from Viet-Nam"

    The ROK government announces their Vietnam troop wtihdrawal plans. Ozbudun believes the plan is connected to the PRC's entry into the UN.

  • November 10, 1971

    Letters between Narasimhan and Ozbudun

    Ozbudun updates Narasimhan on the ROK government's plan to lift suspension of schools, the National Assembly's inspection of all government departments, the emergence of a bipartisan ROK foreign policy in connection with the PRC's entry to the UN, and the "Resolution on the Preservation of National Interest."

  • November 11, 1971

    Letter, Ozbudun to Narasimhan, "PRC's Entry into the United Nations: Repercussions"

    ROK doubts are rising due to the PRC's entry into the UN. Many debate ROK's position in connection with UNCURK and UNC.

  • July 13, 1972

    Memorandum, Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    The Hungarian Foreign Ministry summarizes the change of the positions of North and South Korea on the unification of the Korean Peninsula, Soviet-Korean relations, and the involvement of China and the United States on the Korean Peninsula.

  • September 28, 1972

    Letters between Ahmet H. Ozbudun and C.V. Narasimhan

    Ozbudun sends Narasimhan a report on General Committee vote on Korean items.

  • March 21, 1973

    Letter, Ahmet H. Ozbudun to C.V. Narasimhan, "Briefing by the ROK Foreign Minister"

    Ozbudun sends Narasimhan a letter containing a briefing by the ROK Foreign Minister on the issue of security incidents, the German example and Korea, South-North dialogue, and policy of the ROK at the United Nations. Second session of the North-South co-ordination committee and commander of the Capital Garrison command being arrested for a coup d'etat attempt are also mentioned.