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  • 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 08, 1957

    Letter No. 84 from the President (Syngman Rhee) to Minister Duk Shin Choi

    President Rhee warns Choi about possible Japanese influence on U.S. dignitaries, listing past remarks as examples.

  • August 09, 1957

    Committee on Radio Broadcasting Policy Discussion

    An International Organizations Division (IOD) officer recounts differences among the Committee on Radio Broadcasting Policy (CRBP) members about Radio Free Europe (RFE) country policy papers and discerns considerable overlap between RFE and the Voice of America (VOA).

  • August 09, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 9 August 1957

    Nam Il shares his positive impressions of meeting North Korean voters with Puzanov. Puzanov also asks about the investigation of anti-Party North Korean factionalists and encourages the exchange of information with the PRC Ambassador to the DPRK, Qiao Xiaoguang.

  • August 10, 1957

    Memorandum from George W. Wood for Lt. Col Lee, 'Visit of Vietnamese Officers to Korea to Observe the Korean Service Corps'

    George W. Wood of the US Eighth Army agrees with the proposal for South Vietnamese officers to come to South Korea for study and training.

  • August 10, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 10 August 1957

    Kim Il Sung and Puzanov discuss the use of corn for livestock feed, the need to mechanize DPRK agriculture, the city of Nampo and its industrial capabilities, and the startup of zinc production through Soviet aid in the non-ferrous metals industry.

  • August 12, 1957

    Letter from Zhang Wentian to the Soviet Chargé Concerning the Development of the Atomic Energy Industry

    A letter from the Chinese Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs to the Soviet Chargé informing him that revisions must be made to the “Agreement on the Provision of Technical Assistance from the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics to the People’s Republic of China in Establishing an Atomic Energy Industry,” and that until it is revised the delivery of technical equipment should be delayed.

  • August 13, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 13 August 1957

    At a conference of Ambassadros, Puzanov offers information on the DPRK's economic progress and the USSR's achievements since the Great October Socialist Revoloution. He also visits Nam Il and inquires about the investigations of anti-Party North Korean leaders and North Korean greetings to USSR officials.

  • August 14, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 14 August 1957

    Puzanov participates in the meeting to welcome the unofficial North Korean economic delegation's return from the USSR. In his conversation with Pak Jeong-ae and Kim Chang-man, Puzanov suggests that Soviet journalists visit many different sectors of DPRK society to provide a more thorough understanding of North Korea.

  • August 15, 1957

    Voice of America Broadcasting Policy for Czechoslovakia

    Voice of America (VOA) country policy guidelines for Czechoslovakia, endorsed by the Committee on Radio Broadcasting Policy (CRBP), one of a series of East European country guidelines for VOA complementing country guidelines for Radio Free Europe (RFE).

  • August 15, 1957

    CDS Report No. 52 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin reports on the preparation for Malayan Independence Ceremony, National Day activities, and Vietnamese affairs, including President Diem's travel to Thailand and the continued issue of Chinese minorities in South Vietnam.

  • August 16, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 16 August 1957

    Puzanov meets with North Korean leaders at a sporting events in celebration of Korea's liberation, and they discuss friendly sports exchanges between the Soviet Union and DPRK. Kim Il Sung informs Puzanov that the DPRK will revise its draft of the first five-year plan according to Soviet suggestions before the economic delegation goes to China for consultation. Later, the Russian and Bulgarian Embassies host a successful showing of a film, and the Soviets inform the PRC Ambassador Qiao Xiaoguang of Soviet consultations of the DPRK economic plan.

  • August 17, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 17 August 1957

    Puzanov and Nam Il discuss upcoming Soviet-Korean talks about border issues, the timeframe of sending Soviet specialists to provide assistance for new DPRK banknotes, and the possibility of sending Nam Il's sons to the USSR for medical treatment.

  • August 19, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 19 August 1957

    Kim Il Sung and Puzanov discuss the possibility of Korean citizens in Japan studying in DPRK higher education institutions, matters of the DPRK's draft five-year plan and terms of trade between the Soviet Union and North Korea, factionalist activities against the KWP leadership and DPRK government, and South Korean insurgency against North Korea leading up to DPRK elections.

  • August 20, 1957

    Radio Free Europe Broadcasting Policy for Poland

    Policy guidelines for Radio Free Europe broadcasts to Poland as approved by the Committee on Radio Broadcasting Policy.

  • August 20, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 20 August 1957

    Puzanov visits the construction site of a furniture factory built with USSR aid and comments on its production capacity and shortcomings. He also informs PRC Ambassador Qiao Xiaoguang of Soviet feedback on the DPRK's draft five-year plan and the internal political situation of the KWP leadership.

  • August 21, 1957

    Committee on Radio Broadcasting Policy Minutes

    Minutes of CRBP meeting on August 20, 1957

  • August 21, 1957

    Letter from the President (Syngman Rhee) to Minister Duk Shin Choi

    In a strictly confidential letter, President Rhee instructs Choi to prepare Thailand, Philippines, and Vietnamese governments for India's discussion of Korean Unification at the UN General Assembly meeting.

  • 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.

  • August 21, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 21 August 1957

    Puzanov conveys the USSR invitation for a DPRK delegation to celebrate the 40 anniversary of the Great October Sovialist Revolution, and then he and Kim Il Sung discuss timber harvesting, a letter to the CPSU Central Committee, aid to a Korean newspaper in the Kazakh SSR, and the exchange of friendly delegations.