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  • November 16, 1957

    [Mao Zedong's] Remarks at Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties from Socialist Countries in Moscow

    Mao praises the results of an international meeting that 64 different Communist and Workers Parties attended in 1957.

  • November 16, 1957

    Notes from a Conversation between the 1st Secretary of the PRL Embassy in the DPRK with Comr. Botsin, the Deputy Director of the Economic Office at the Embassy of the USSR

    The document features a conversation between Brzezinski Henryk and comrade Botsin regarding the economic situation in the DPRK for the 4th quarter of 1957. Comr. Botsin states that the basic problem of the Korean economy is a shortage of cotton, iron rod, and coking coal. He provides details regarding assistance from the Soviet Union.

  • November 17, 1957

    Untitled report on Soviet Activities in Syria

  • November 17, 1957

    [Mao Zedong's] Speech to All Chinese Students, Interns, and Embassy Officials in Moscow (Excerpt)

    While in Moscow, Mao speaks to Chinese living, studying, and working in the Soviet Union.

  • November 18, 1957

    [Mao Zedong's] Remarks at Meeting for Representatives of Communist and Workers' Parties in Moscow

    Mao discusses ways that socialism is overwhelming capitalism and describes the reactionaries of the world as "paper tigers." He urges his fellow socialists to take their enemies seriously and to wipe them out one by one.

  • November 18, 1957

    Excerpt from the Unedited Translation of Mao Zedong’s Speech at the Moscow Conference of Communist and Workers’ Parties

  • November 18, 1957

    Mao Zedong, 'Speech at a Meeting of the Representatives of Sixty-four Communist and Workers' Parties' (Edited by Mao)

    During a speech at the Moscow Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties of 1957 , Mao Zedong proclaims that "the east wind prevailing over the west wind." This version of the speech was edited by Mao for publication.

  • November 21, 1957

    Cable from the Chinese Embassy in Egypt, 'Egyptian Newspaper Carries Its Correspondent’s Report on the Conversation between Amer and Chairman Mao'

    An Egyptian reporter published an article on National Defense Minister Amer's visit to the Soviet Union. There he thanked Mao for China's support during Egypts struggle for independence.

  • November 21, 1957

    Letter No. 99 from the President (Syngman Rhee) to Minister Duk Shin Choi

    President Rhee briefly responds to Choi's previous reported opinions on Korean unification and the threat of Red China and Japan.

  • November 22, 1957

    CDS Report No. 64 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin reports on Japanese Prime Minister Kishi's visit, the sharing of Korean culture in Saigon, and major events in South Vietnam and the surrounding region.

  • November 22, 1957

    Letter from Choi Duk Shin to Gunasena de Soyza

    Choi Duk Shin expresses concern for the Government of Ceylon's unfriendly attitude toward the Republic of Korea at the U.N. assembly.

  • November 26, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 26 November 1957

    Puzanov discusses the USSR's economic aid to the DPRK and the controversy surrounding Kim Seung-hwa with Fischer and Nam Il, respectively. Nam Il informs Puzanov of Kim Il Sung's report about the trip to Moscow for the celebration of Great October.

  • November 27, 1957

    Letter No. 100 from the President (Syngman Rhee) to Minister Duk Shin Choi

    President Rhee briefly responds to Choi's report, expressing disappointment in President Diem's recent engagement of India and Japan.

  • November 27, 1957

    Notes from a Conversation between the 1st Secretary of the PRL Embassy in the DPRK with Comrade Berentz, 3rd Secretary of the Embassy of the GDR, on 26-27.XI.1957

    Brzezinski Henryk and Comrade Berentz describe the aid North Korea has received from East Germany to reconstruct the city of Hamheung as well as the impact of the August 1956 Plenum on that city.

  • November 29, 1957

    CDS Report No. 65 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin reports on Japanese Premier Kishi's travels in Southeast Asia, the current situations in Thailand and Laos, and Malaya's fright against communism.

  • December, 1957

    Draft Letter from Mrs. Rhee to Minister in Vietnam

  • December, 1957

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

    In this draft, Choi Duk Shin discusses the 'two-fold' threat of communism and Japanese expansionism in Asia, urging President Rhee to establish a solid collective security structure against these threats as soon as possible.

  • December 02, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 2 December 1957

    GDE Ambassador Fischer discusses the results of the talks between GDR and DPRK concerning scientific and technical cooperation.

  • December 02, 1957

    Notes from a Conversation between the 1st Secretary of the PRL Embassy in the DPRK with Comrade Botsin, the Deputy Director of the Economic Office at the Embassy of the USSR,

    Brzezinski Henryk and Comrade Botsin discuss the North Korean economy, Soviet aid toward North Korea's industrialization, and the training of North Korean cadres and technicians.

  • December 03, 1957

    Cable from the Chinese Embassy in Switzerland, 'The Indonesian Ambassador Discussed the Issue of Next Year’s Afro-Asian Conference'

    The Indonesian ambassador observed that there would not be wide consensus as in the first Asian-African conference and proposed a second conference composed only of major countries.