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  • April 26, 1956

    Developments in Jordan

  • April 26, 1956

    Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at Charles University, Prague, 'Resolution Adopted by the Faculty Organization of the Czechoslovak Youth Union'

    A student resolution written during the 1956 student protests in Czechoslovakia. It argues for a review of the national education system, specifically to allow for more focus on practical subjects than on Communism and Russian language classes. Additionally, it demands fairer political trials and punishments, while noting the overall deleterious affect that "the Soviet experience" has had on the country.

  • April 28, 1956

    Jordanian Delegation to Egypt

  • April 30, 1956

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1956, No. 16 (Overall Issue No. 42)

    This issue includes congratulatory telegrams from Mao Zedong, Liu Shaoqi, and Zhou Enlai, which applaud the establishment of a Preparatory Committee for the Tibet Autonomous Region. It also features instructions to prevent forest fires and improve the working conditions of intellectuals. One section discusses admitting new students into summer normal (pedagogical) schools via exams; other reports address provincial administrative concerns.

  • April 30, 1956

    Record of the Third Congress of the Korean Workers' Party by L.I. Brezhnev

    Brezhnev reports on the Third Congress of the Korean Workers' Party and concludes that there is a misunderstanding of the 20th Congress of the CPSU in North Korea. Brezhnev also mentions a meeting that took place, at Kim Il Sung's request, with the CPSU delegation that was present at the Third Congress.

  • May 12, 1956

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1956, No. 17 (Overall Issue No. 43)

    This issue features a statement about Sino-Cambodian trade and letters that the Chinese Minister of Foreign Trade, Ye Jizhuang, exchanged with his Sudanese counterpart, Ibrahim al-Mufti. It also discusses construction, budget appropriations for post and telecommunications enterprises, and flood control. Other sections address educational matters, including convening a national meeting for outstanding primary and secondary school teachers.

  • May 15, 1956

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1956, No. 18 (Overall Issue No. 44)

    This issue addresses the organization of a local People's Congress and People's Committees for the Xiangxi Miao Autonomous Prefecture in Hunan. It also includes plans to implement a cultural and entertainment tax with two-year exemptions for Chinese opera, dramas, Western opera, dance, music, folk theater, and acrobatics. Other sections consider a piece-rate pay system for workers on state-owned mechanized farms and problems with improving secondary education.

  • May 17, 1956

    CDS Report No. 1 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin reports on the installation of a Korean Legation in Saigon as well as general information about the legation set up and the surrounding area in South Vietnam.

  • 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.

  • May 21, 1956

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1956, No. 19 (Overall Issue No. 45)

    This issue includes several sections about electing and sending representatives to local People's Congresses. It also discusses adjusting organizations under State Council control, establishing an "expert bureau" to take care of work and problems related to intellectuals, and whether someone deprived of political rights might serve as a defender in court. In terms of acting as a defender, the Standing Committee decreed that someone who lacks political rights may only defend their close relations or guardians.

  • May 25, 1956

    Report on a Conversation with the American Ambassador in Saigon

    Choi Duk Shin discusses the possibility of a military pact between South Korea, Formosa (Taiwan), and South Vietnam, as well as Korean assistance to Vietnam, with the American Ambassador to Vietnam.

  • May 25, 1956

    CDS Report No. 2 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin briefly discusses the military alliance with Taiwan and outlines his first ceremonial meeting with the Vietnamese leadership.

  • May 25, 1956

    Telegram on Record of April 1956 Conversation with Nguen Zui Chin

    Record of Nguen Zui Chin's discussion with USSR Ambassador M. V. Zimyanin and Sokolov about the meeting of the IXth CC PTV Plenum, whose goal was to review resolutions of the USSR XXth CPSU Congress. The Plenum discussed a range of topics including American involvement in South Vietnam, the cult of personality and propaganda, foreign policy, the sixth five-year plan of the USSR, economic and cultural development, strengthening the Party, peoples' assemblies, and Party leadership. Chin also detailed streamlining party organizations.

  • May 28, 1956

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1956, No. 20 (Overall Issue No. 46)

    This issue announces the establishment of official Sino-Egyptian relations and features a letter that Zhou Enlai wrote to Gamal Abdel Nasser. Other sections discuss mobilizing young people to plant trees, holding national university entrance exams, and preparing for Children's Day.

  • May 30, 1956

    Report by N. T. Fedorenko on a Meeting with DPRK Ambassador to the USSR Ri Sang-jo

    Discussions between Fedorenko and Ri Sangjo about the economic troubles in North Korea and potential Soviet aid, allowing the Ministry of Internal affairs to observe Soviet institutions, unrest in the KWP CC, and the power of Kim Il Sung

  • May 31, 1956

    Memorandum of Conversation with Gi Seok-bok

    Discusses the attempts to dispel the rumors that Kim Il Sung's cult of personality exists in DPRK.

  • May 31, 1956

    Memorandum of Conversation from Premier Zhou Enlai's Reception of Ambassador R.K. Nehru

    Premier Zhou Enlai and Ambassador Nehru discuss the Korean ceasefire, the role of the Neutral Nations Supervisory Committee, the Sino-American ambassadorial talks, and the situation in Indochina.

  • June 01, 1956

    CDS Report No. 3 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin discusses the possibility of a military alliance with Taiwan and South Vietnam's positive response to establishing diplomatic relations with South Korea.

  • June 01, 1956

    American Propaganda in Jordan

  • June 04, 1956

    Mission to Austria