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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • December 12, 1957

    Letter No. 103 from the President (Syngman Rhee) to Minister Duk Shin Choi

    President Rhee briefly responds to Choi's report, discussing Vietnam-Korea cultural exchange and the SEATO war maneuvers in Thailand.

  • December 14, 1957

    Memorandum, Chinese Embassy in Moscow to the Soviet Foreign Ministry

    The Chinese Government proposes that a joint Sino-Soviet commission in charge of national defense industry be established.

  • December 15, 1957

    Announcement from the Chinese Government Supporting the Soviet Union's Suggestion for Peace

    The Chinese Government endorses a proposal by the Soviet Union for the USSR, the US, and the UK to halt nuclear weapons tests.

  • December 17, 1957

    Cable from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Public Security, and Central Overseas Chinese Committee, 'Views on Handling the Issue of Ethnic Koreans in the Northeast Illegally Crossing the Border to Korea'

    The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs informs the Chinese Embassy in North Korea and the Public Security Offices in Liaoning, Jilin, Heilongjiang Provinces of China and North Korea's policies regarding illegal border crossings.

  • December 17, 1957

    Notes from a Conversation between the 1st Secretary of the PRL Embassy in the DPRK with Comrade Pimenov, 1st Secretary of the Embassy of the USSR

    Brzezinski Henryk and Comrade Pimenov discuss the situation in the Central Committee of the Korean Workers' Party and the ongoing purges of the "August Group."

  • December 17, 1957

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

    Kim Il Sung discusses his plans to send a letter to Mao Zedong about the withdrawal of the Chinese volunteers from DPRK and to convene a Party conference as well as the current situation with trade in pork and progress of the conference of agricultural cooperative workers.

  • December 19, 1957

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

    Pak Ui-wan discusses the KWW CC Plenum and gives a positive assessment in terms of strengthened unity of the Socialist camp and KWP.

  • December 19, 1957

    Draft Letter from Saigon Dated December 19 for Heads of State

    In this draft, Choi Duk Shin warns that Japan's economic expansion is a serious threat which should be combated as actively as the threat of communism in Asia.

  • December 20, 1957

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

    PRC Ambassador Qiao Xiaoguang discusses the withdrawal of Chinese People's Volunteers from the DPRK.

  • December 21, 1957

    Memorandum of Conversation with the Chairman of the Shanghai Office of the Energy Construction Industry, Zheng Toshen, at the residence of the General Consul of the CSSR

    Discussion of a Czechoslovak expert, Oldřich Havlíček, who was working in China as Coordinator of Construction at an energy plant in Shanghai. Havlíček was sent home after he had an affair with a married Chinese woman, Ms. Zhen. The Czechoslovak authorities become involved when Ms. Zhen's husband sends letters of complaint to the CSSR ambassador in Beijing, the CSSR general consul in Shanghai, and to the People’s Court in Shanghai.

  • December 23, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 23 December 1957

    Kim Il Sung shares impressions about the work of the conferences of leaders of agricultural cooperatives and plans for similar work for industrial and military units.

  • December 24, 1957

    Request to Hand-over a Passport

  • December 26, 1957

    Letter No. 104 from the President (Syngman Rhee) to Minister Duk Shin Choi

    Syngman Rhee claims that Japan and Communism pose equal threats to Asia, and discusses the attitudes of the United States, Taiwan, the Philippines, and Thailand toward this "two-fold" danger.

  • 1958

    Policy for the China Expatriate Committee’s Expatriate Strategy

    The Chinese government announces that "relations with Chinese internationals are an important component of the state’s foreign relations work."

  • 1958

    The Muslim Brotherhood's Movements

    Document containing information on the Brotherhood's communication as well as the exodus of Egyptian members of the Brotherhood to other Arab countries, most notably Sa'id Ramadan and a number of Egyptian army officers.

  • 1958

    Artine Madoyan

    A time line of Communist Artine Madoyan's life between 1917 and 1958.

  • 1958

    The Military Wing of the Communist Party

    List of names of members of the military wings of the communist party.

  • January 01, 1958

    List of Egyptian Citizens

    Report on surveillance of Egyptian/United Arab Republic expatriates in Lebanon.

  • January 01, 1958

    Report about Parti Populaire Activists

    Report on the activities of a representative of the Parti Populaire Syrien visiting Lebanon.

  • January 01, 1958

    Report about Parti Populaire Activists

    Report on activities of members of the Parti Populaire Syrien in Lebanon.