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  • November 08, 1956

    CDS Report No. 23 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin reports on the delivery of President Rhee's letter to President Diem, Vietnam-Taiwan relations on the topic of Chinese minorities living in Vietnam, and recent South Vietnam affairs including an exhibit displaying proofs of Communist Viet Minh activities.

  • November 09, 1956

    Report No. 100 from Young Kee Kim to Syngman Rhee

    Young Kee Kim briefs President Rhee on the five point recommendation about PI-US military base agreement and pound-dollar exchange for the legation expense.

  • November 10, 1956

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1956, No. 40 (Overall Issue No. 66)

    This issue begins by denouncing British and French aggression against Egypt during the Suez Canal Crisis. It also includes a Chinese statement about the Soviet Declaration "to Strengthen Friendship and Cooperation [with] Other Socialist States," which acknowledges tensions between socialist countries and the need to address people's demands in Hungary and Poland. The next sections feature a message from Zhou Enlai to János Kádár, who would lead Hungary after the failed Revolution of 1956, and Sino-Nepali correspondence.

  • November 13, 1956

    Letter No. 20 from Syngman Rhee to Young Kee Kim

    Syngman Rhee discusses his meeting with Philippines' Vice Minister of Commerce and Industry and President Magsaysay's visit plan to Korea.

  • November 15, 1956

    CDS Report No. 24 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin offers his views on the crises in Hungary and the Middle East, urges President Rhee to organize immediate action against communist countries, and reports on Vietnamese domestic affairs including the recent typhoon and the continued Chinese minority debate.

  • November 16, 1956

    Cable from the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan, 'A Comprehensive Report on Recent Circumstances in Pakistan'

    Chinese report on the impact of the Suez Canal Crisis on the Baghdad Pact and Pakistani foreign policy

  • November 17, 1956

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1956, No. 41 (Overall Issue No. 67)

    This issue commemorates the 90th birthday of Sun Yat-sen and continues to decry British and French aggression in Egypt. It also affirms Sino-Burmese relations after former Burmese Prime Minister U Nu visited China as Chairman of the Anti-Fascist People's Freedom League. Other sections cover the need for labor protection, establishing and expanding local people's committees, and problems with work assignments for university graduates.

  • November 19, 1956

    Letter, Young Kee Kim to Chung Whan Cho

    Young Kee Kim reports Minister Cho on the Korean high school basketball team's trip in Philippines, foreign trade statistics produced by the Netherlands legation, and the direct procurement by the Philippines mission in Tokyo.

  • November 19, 1956

    Report No. 101 from Young Kee Kim to Syngman Rhee

    Young Kee Kim briefs President Rhee on the recent internal politics within the government in the Philippines, including rivalry between Ambassador Romulo and Chief Delegate Segano, as well as President Magsaysay's missions to Korea and Washington.

  • November 21, 1956

    Letter No. 28 from the President (Syngman Rhee) to Minister Duk Shin Choi

    President Rhee praises South Vietnam's anti-communist exhibit and expresses his concern about the limitations of the Korean Armistice Agreement.

  • November 22, 1956

    Memorandum of Conversation with Bak Uiwan on 22 November 1956

    Discussion with Bak Uiwan, who notes that the KWP's atmosphere is still tense following the August Plenum. Uiwan claimed Kim Il Sung agreed with the suggestions of the Sino-Soviet delegation (Mikoyan and Dehuai) in order to avoid tension in the meeting, but had no intention of following through.

  • November 22, 1956

    Diary of Soviet Ambassador P.F. Yudin, Memorandum of Conversation with Liu Shaoqi of 30 October 1956

    Liu Shaoqi discusses the potential withdrawal of Soviet advisors from China. Although the Chinese government was considering sending back some specialist, they did not want the abrupt removal of all specialists as happened in Yugoslavia. Liu Shaoqi also brings up the 1956 uprisings in Hungary and Poland, saying that such events were a “useful lesson for the entire communist movement.”

  • November 23, 1956

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1956, No. 42 (Overall Issue No. 68)

    This issue covers the second plenary session of the CCP Central Committee and outlines plans for Zhou Enlai to visit seven countries, including the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. It also addresses other topics, such as trade between Tibet and Nepal, controlling counter-revolutionaries, and the Third Ministry of Machine Building for aviation.

  • November 24, 1956

    Radiogram, Korpital to Manila

    A message urging President Magsaysay to sign the message sent to President Eisenhower, about responding to the events in Hungary.

  • November 26, 1956

    Letter, Boris Polevoi to the CC CPSU, Mistakes Regarding Social Ties with China

    Soviet writer Boris Polevoi writes to the Central Committee concerning "a series of very serious mistakes" in Soviet social and cultural relations with China. These mistakes include the lack of a Soviet edition of the "Society for Chinese-Soviet Friendship" placed in the capital of the Soviet republics, the extravagant behavior of Soviet delegates in China, and evidence of China as being referred to as an inferior partner in the Soviet Union. Resetting these mistakes might strengthen Sino-Soviet public relations.

  • November 28, 1956

    Letter No. 22 from Syngman Rhee to Young Kee Kim

    Syngman Rhee inquires Young Kee Kim regarding President Magsaysay's visit to South Korea.

  • November 29, 1956

    Letter No. 30 from the President (Syngman Rhee) to Minister Duk Shin Choi

    President Rhee briefly discusses U.S.-South Korean relations and mentions concern about the current crisis in Hungary.

  • November 30, 1956

    Letter, Young Kee Kim to Chung Whan Cho

    Young Kee Kim briefs Minister Cho on the invitation to Foreign Air Attaches' Meeting in Philippines and a major restructuring of the Department of Foreign Affairs.

  • November 30, 1956

    Report No. 102 from Young Kee Kim to Syngman Rhee

    Young Kee Kim briefs President Rhee on the cable message to President Eisenhower from Korea, China, Vietnam, etc, about taking concrete action on the Hungarian Revolution, which the Philippines declines to sign.

  • November 30, 1956

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1956, No. 43 (Overall Issue No. 69)

    This issue begins with a joint statement from Zhou Enlai and North Vietnamese Prime Minister Phạm Văn Đồng. It also discusses purchasing and storing grain for the fall, tax exemptions for transplanted mulberry and tea gardens, and buying scrap metals.