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  • July 26, 1956

    CDS Report No. 11 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin reports on Vietnamese trade situation, possible Korea-Vietnam trade, Vietnam-Japanese relations, Vietnamese regional trade relations, and recent social activities.

  • September 07, 1956

    Letter No. 15 from the President (Syngman Rhee) to Minister Duk Shin Choi

    President Syngman Rhee praises the Vietnamese dispatch of a naval force to the Spratly Islands, saying it is an example of "openly standing up against Red China."

  • October 12, 1956

    CDS Report No. 19 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin reports on the rapid recovery of South Korea, recent Vietnamese anti-communist and political activities, and Vietnam's invitation to General Chung Il-Kwan.

  • October 19, 1956

    CDS Report No. 20 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin reports on his audience with President Diem, voices concern about the possibility of Japan being admitted into the United Nations, and briefly discusses recent Vietnamese internal dealings with the Chinese minority, and the possibility of Japanese reparations.

  • November 01, 1956

    CDS Report No. 22 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin reports on South Vietnam's National Day celebrations, the introduction of Vietnam's constitution, and recent Vietnamese political affairs, including the arrest of a Japanese fishing boat.

  • December 20, 1956

    CDS Report No. 29 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin reports on the overall work of the legation, anti-communist strategies, Chinese ethnic minority normalization in South Vietnam, and Cambodian-Japanese relations.

  • January 11, 1957

    CDS Report No. 31 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin reports on the general situation in South Vietnam and news from the surrounding region, including the Sino-Malay race riots.

  • March 01, 1957

    CDS Report No. 35 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin reports on March 1st celebrations, recent South Vietnam affairs, including the attempted assassination of President Diem and the possibility of entrance into the U.N. for South Vietnam and South Korea, and his proposed trip to Southeast Asia.

  • March 15, 1957

    CDS Report No. 37 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin reports on his planned trip through Southeast Asia, the upcoming APACL meeting to be held in South Vietnam, and recent Vietnamese affairs.

  • July 04, 1957

    CDS Report No. 46 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin reports on recent South Vietnamese affairs, including the invitation to Washington's Nuclear Cooperation Conference, and news on the conflict in Laos.

  • July 11, 1957

    CDS Report No. 8 from Choi Duk Shin to the Minister of Foreign Affairs

    Choi Duk Shin forwards the Vietnamese Government's invitation to the Republic of Korea for the Colombo Plan Conference.

  • July 18, 1957

    CDS Report No. 48 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin reports on the greetings of the Prime Minister of Thailand, opinions on Japanese expansionism, and recent Vietnamese affairs.

  • August 08, 1957

    CDS Report No. 51 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin reports on President Ngo Dinh Diem's planned foreign travels, discussions with foreign dignitaries, and recent Vietnamese and regional affairs.

  • August 21, 1957

    Letter No. 85 from the President (Syngman Rhee) to Minister Duk Shin Choi

    President Rhee discusses the order of President Diem's foreign travels and orders Choi to be careful of his involvement in other country's foreign relations.

  • September 05, 1957

    CDS Report No. 56 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin reports on the Colombo Plan Conference, President Diem's visit to Australia, and recent Vietnamese affairs.

  • November 03, 1968

    The National Liberation Front's Five-Point Political Solution to the South Vietnam Question

    Excerpt from a declaration of the National Liberation Front on a political settlement of the South Vietnam question: The US had to withdraw from Vietnam and destroy their military bases in South Vietnam. South Vietnam's internal matters would be dealt with by the South Vietnamese and the reunification of Vietnam would be decided by the Vietnamese without foreign intervention. There would be a general election in South Vietnam. The new government in South Vietnam would adopt a neutral foreign policy: No military alliance, having cordial relation with all countries, establishing good neighbor relations with Cambodia and Laos.

  • June 10, 1969

    The Action Agenda of the Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Vietnam

    The Twelve-Point Action Agenda of the Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Vietnam. The points include continuing the war against the Americans and forcing the US to withdraw from Vietnam, eliminating the government of South Vietnam, creating an inclusive provisional government with the participation of other political groups, guaranteeing human rights and equality, improving workers' lives, guaranteeing the rights of students, intellectuals, businesses, increasing production, improving cultural life and education, granting amnesty for people working for the former regime, alleviating the consequences of war, reestablishing normal relations with the North, negotiating reunification peacefully, establishing diplomatic relations with all countries, refraining from having military alliances, supporting the independence movement in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

  • July 01, 1971

    A Seven-Point Declaration of the Provisional Revolutionary Government of South Vietnam

    Statement by the Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Vietnam at the 119th session of the Paris Conference: The US had to set a specific date for troop withdrawal from Vietnam. If the US planned to finish complete withdrawal within 1971, troop withdrawal and the release of POWs would be started and ended on the same dates. The Americans had to stop supporting the Thieu administration. A new government would be formed which supported peace, independence, neutrality and democracy. The Provisional Revolutionary Government would talk to this new government about creating a National Conciliatory Government to carry out a general election. The North and the South would then peacefully negotiate reunification. South Vietnam would be neutral and establish relations with all countries. The US would bear all responsibilities for damages incurred in Vietnam.

  • February 02, 1972

    Clarification of Two Pivotal Points in the Seven-Point Declaration of the Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Vietnam

    The Provisional Revolutionary Government's clarified two points in the Seven-point Declaration: First, the US had to set a definite date to withdraw unconditionally all of their forces in South Vietnam. That would also be the date when all POWs and detained civilians (including the captured American pilots in North Vietnam) would be released. Second, Nguyen Van THieu (President of South Vietnam) had to step down immediately. The government of South Vietnam had to stop the pacification policy, disband the concentration camps, release people detained for political reasons, etc.