March 16, 1961
Chinese Policy toward the DPRK and Behavior of the Chinese Ambassador in Pyongyang
Hungarian Ambassador Károly Práth reports on friction between China and North Korea and describes several instances of discourteous behavior between the two parties.
April 18, 1961
Report on Political Development in the DPRK
An analysis on the political development in the DPRK, including the Juche ideology, and North Korean foreign policies.
Cable, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry Public Security to the Chinese Embassy in North Korea, 'On the Negotiations with Korea concerning Illegal Border Crossings into Korea by Ethnic Korean Peoples'
The Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Public Security expresses concern at the growing number of illegal border crossing among ethnic Koreans of Chinese nationality into North Korea.
May 10, 1961
Cable, Ministry of Public Security Party Committee to Zhou Enlai, Deng Xiaoping, and Peng Zhen
The Ministry of Public Security briefs Premier Zhou Enla, Deng Xiaoping, and Peng Zhen on the increase of ethnic Korean residents illegally crossing the border into North Korea.
May 12, 1961
Cable from the Chinese Embassy in North Korea, 'Illegal Crossings of the International Border by Chinese Koreans'
Pak Seong-cheol and Qiao Xiaoguang discuss the refugee crisis between Northeast China and North Korea.
May 16, 1961
Cable from Qiao Xiaoguang, 'The South Korean Military Coup Situation'
North Korean and Chinese analyses of Park Chung Hee's coup in South Korea.
May 18, 1961
Cable from the Chinese Embassy in the Soviet Union, 'Soviet Newspapers’ Comments on the South Korean Military Coup'
According to Chinese analysis, the Soviet press described the Park Chung Hee coup in South Korea as reactionary and led by the United States.
May 21, 1961
Cable from the Chinese Embassy in North Korea, 'Contents of the May 18th North Korean Party Central Standing Committee Meeting'
A Chinese report on a Meeting of the Central Standing Committee in which the North Koreans negatively reflected on the Park Chung Hee coup in South Korea.
June 20, 1961
Invitation from Kim Il Sung to the International Liaison Department of the Central Committee of the CCP
An invitation from Kim Il Sung to attend the 4th Congress of the Korean Workers' Party.
July 11, 1961
Minutes of Conversation between Zhou Enlai and Kim Il Sung
Zhou Enlai and Kim Il Sung discuss economic cooperation between China and North Korea, including industrial development in North Korea, Chinese economic support to North Korea, bilateral trade, Chinese training of North Korean technicians, agricultural development in North Korea, cross-border migration, and development strategies in the DPRK.
July 24, 1961
Cable from the Chinese Embassy in North Korea, 'Report and Request for Guidance on Chinese Residents Who Came to Korea After Illegally Crossing the International Border'
The Chinese Embassy in North Korea reports that DPRK treats Han Chinese and Chinese Koreans differently.
August 11, 1961
Some Problems of North Korea
A report on North Korea's attitudes toward South Korea and North Korea's relations with the Soviet Union and China.
August 21, 1961
Cable from Hao Deqing to the Central Committee of the CCP, 'On Some Situations involving the Fourth Congress of the Korean Workers' Party'
Hao Deqing reports on planning and invitations for the Korean Workers' Party 4th Congress.
September 07, 1961
Cable from the Chinese Embassy in North Korea to the ILD, 'On the Agenda of the 4th KWP Congress and the Planned Activities of Fraternal Parties'
The Chinese Embassy in Pyongyang reports on arrangements for foreign delegations participating in the Korean Workers' Party congress.
September 10, 1961
Record of Conversation between Comrade Kim Il Sung and Comrade Deng Xiaoping
Deng Xiaoping and Kim Il Sung discuss a range of issues, including agriculture in North Korea, Koreans in Japan, and the situation in South Korea.
September 25, 1961
Report on the Delegation of the Albanian Labor Party’s Meeting with Kim Il Sung
Manush Myftiu, the leader of the Albanian delegation, reports on the meeting with Kim Il Sung during the 4th Congress of the Korean Workers’ Party. He relates their discussion about the divisions within the communist camp and describes Kim Il Sung’s position on the matter and towards Albania.
November 25, 1961
Cable from the Jilin Provincial Party Committee, 'Korean Citizen Border Crossers Arriving in China’s Changbai County Request Residency'
Jilin devices procedures for handling DPRK citizens who illegally crossed into Chinese territory.
December 13, 1961
Minutes of Conversation between Zhou Enlai and Ri Ju-yeon
Zhou Enlai and Ri Ju-yeon discuss steel production, agricultural production, and electricity production in North Korea as well as Sino-North Korean trade and economic cooperation.
December 21, 1961
Note about a Conversation with Comrade Kohousek, Ambassador of Czechoslovakia
The East German and Czechoslovakian Ambassadors in North Korea discuss North Korea's relations with China and Albania.
December 21, 1961
Note about a Dinner with the Ambassador of Bulgaria
Analying Korea's position on the 12th Party Congress, and Korea's behavior towards China, Albania, and other communist parties.