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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • April 24, 1962

    Cable from Peng Zhen, 'Comrade Peng Zhen on His Reception by the Korean Side'

    Peng Zhen reports on his lunch with Kim Il Sung during a visit to North Korea as a member of the National People's Congress.

  • April 18, 1964

    Memorandum of Conversation between Premier Zhou Enlai and the Korean Cultural Delegation

    Conversation between Chinese Primer Zhou Enlai and North Korean official of cultural delegation.Criticizing the Soviet revisionism and discussing a joint movie project with North Korea.

  • April 28, 1964

    Record of President Liu’s Meeting with Pak Se-chang,the New Korean Ambassador to China

    Liu greeted New North Korean diplomat in Beijing 1964. They talked about China-DPRK alliance and relations with Japan.

  • February 15, 1968

    Report from East German Ambassador to North Korea, 'Some Aspects of the Political Line of the Korean Workers’ Party after the January Events

    Ambassador Holub analyzes the historical context underlying North Korea's military adventurism in 1968.

  • August, 1996

    Ri Sang-jo Biography

    Ri Sang-jo (Yi Sang Jo) was a central figure in promoting changes to the North Korean post-war development strategy. After meeting with Soviet officials in Moscow to encourage Soviet intervention in North Korean policies in 1956, Ri was removed from his post.