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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • April 28, 1956

    Jordanian Delegation to Egypt

  • April 30, 1956

    Letter, Louisa Y. Kim to Francesca Rhee

    Louisa Kim thanks Mrs. Francesca Rhee for the furniture and art objects sent through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • April 30, 1956

    Report No. 81 from Young Kee Kim to Syngman Rhee

    Young Kee Kim briefs President Rhee on the US allied air forces gathering and the PI-JP reparations agreement, which is to be signed.

  • 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 08, 1956

    Letter, Syngman Rhee to J. W. Staggers

    Rhee explains his concerns about the American World Trade Export-Import company.

  • May 09, 1956

    Report No. 82 from Young Kee Kim to Syngman Rhee

    Young Kee Kim briefs President Rhee on the decision to accept Japanese war reparations by the Philippines. He also suggests that Korean Navy should include Bangkok in its goodwill tour.

  • 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 14, 1956

    Letter from Louis Joxe to Christian Pineau, French Minister of Foreign Affairs

    This letter to Christian Pineau describes the proposed subordination of Euratom to the common market.

  • 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 16, 1956

    Bhabha and Jawaharlal Nehru Correspondence on Indian Nuclear History

    A series of letters between Dr. Bhabha and Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru covering a wide range of subjects, including the appropriate venues to voice opinions, the status of the Colaba site, meeting with the Pakistan Association for the Advancement of Science, and issues with coordination between the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Ministry of Education on scientific research and education. Also includes a copy of a letter from The Tokyo Shimbun requesting Dr. Bhabha’s presence at a forum discussing the justifiability of American hydrogen bomb tests in the Pacific.

  • 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

    Letter, Carlos P. Garcia to Young Kee Kim

    Secretary Garcia requests Minister Kim to inquire the Korean government of Korea about exchanging photographs between the Presidents of each state.

  • 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 18, 1956

    Report No. 83 from Young Kee Kim to Syngman Rhee

    Young Kee Kim briefs President Rhee on the ratification of the PI-JP reparations agreement.

  • 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 23, 1956

    Letter, Syngman Rhee to Young Kee Kim

    Syngman Rhee provides brief comments on Minister Kim's May 18th report.

  • 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.