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k 0 3.5(c) 3.3(h)(2) 29 October 1958 Copy No, C 59 C EN TRAL IYTELLIGENCE BULLETIN' --wfw�ake...!11144.24 DOCUMENT NO. NO CHANGE IN CLASS. ' DECLASSIFIED CLASS. CHANGED TO: TS 2S40C/ NEXT REVIE\-7 DATE: /DrT*l h / 2 REVIEWER: SECK ET' ,i4provfdfor'R4afeo1'23Cf6f32f2W////// Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 006232625 I�1 NW MI NNW miNir � TOP SECRET Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 006232625 29 OCTOBER 1958 L THE COMMUNIST BLOC Taiwan Strait- Communist interme- diary lists proposals for "integration" of Chinese Communist and National- ist governments. Moscow rejects US-UK proposal for nuclear test ban; question of whether USSR will continue testing still open. IL ASIA-AFRICA UAR and Iraqi military forces on alert in anticipation of possible Israeli move into Jordan. ); Husayn to start vacation on 9-10 November. Sudan- Prime Minister Khalil con- sidering plan to strengthen govern- ment with military support; loyalty of army uncertain. UAR concerned over nationalist agita- tion among Syrian Kurds. 4Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 C06232625 4.� 0 Indonesia- First bloc naval equipment delivered. 0 Burma- U Nu transfers powers to Gen- eral Ne Win; Nu to try to limit army's political role. TOP SECRET Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 C06232625 Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 006232625 TOP SECRET 0 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN 29 October 1958 DAILY BRIEF I. THE COMMUNIST BLOC Taiwan Strait situation: A Chinese Communist inter- mediary in Hong Kong, who previously has transmitted Communist proposals by mail to high Nationalist officials, on 27 October elaborated on proposals designed to achieve the "integration of two governments." In setting forth Pei- ping's alleged proposals, the intermediary stated that nego- tiations should lead to an "autonomous status like Tibet" for Taiwan, and that Peiping was willing to consider "any reasonable counterproposal". Nationalist' tiffiCials who have received letters from this intermediary in the past have insisted to US officials that the overtures have b- en ignored. (Page 1) (Map) USSR: Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Zorin's 27 October statement at the UN rejecting the US-UK proposal for a one-year suspension of nuclear tests was designed to strengthen the Soviet position In the forthcoming Geneva talks and may indicate that the USSR does not intend to com- promise on its demand for an unconditional test ban. Zorin's rejection, however, leaves open the question of whether or not the USSR will continue testing after the talks begin. it would appear that at least the airbune phase of current test activ- Novaya Zemlya has beentetmihated., (Page 3) TOP SECRET Jr=f7r1=ZSTSTSETIffr A r/r, Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 006232625 TOP SECRET II. ASIA-AFRICA UAR-Israel-Jordan: UAR forces have been placed on alert following Cairo's estimate on.: 26 October that Israel would probably move into West Jordan following the departure of British troops. Although Cairo advised Damascus on 27 October that Iraq was not to be informed of the UAR's concern, at this time, Baghdad is readying a division headquarters and two brigades for movement into Jordan if Israel seizes the .West Bank. Jordan's King Husayn now plans to leave for his Euro- � ean vacation on the night of 9-10 November. (Page 4) (Map) *Sudan: Pro-Western Prime Minister Khalil is again considering his plan for an army-supported coup. Develop- ment of such a plan was first reported last July. He now is said to be thinking of acting on or about 10 November, at which time he would install a new cabinet, postpone the reopening of Par- liament now scheduled for 17 November, and take measures to control opposition elements. The loyalty of the army and the security of Khalil's plan are uncertain, but he apparently be- lieves that with a "few days" of military support he can form a strengthened civilian government more capable of positive action than his present shaky coalition. uAit.-4uras: UAlt security autnorities are Antreasingly con- cerned that nationalist agiattion among Syria's 250,000 Kurds is being intensified. They believe that Mulla Mustafa Barzani, who recently returned to Iraq from 11 years in the Soviet bloc, will visit Kurdish groups in northeastern Syria and further stimu- late nationalist activity. UAR operatives have been ordered to keep a close watch over his activities. Barzani's recent visit to northern Iraq was followed by bloody rioting between Turkish and Kurdish elements in the city of Kirkuk. VA 29 Oct 58 DAILY BRIEF ii TOP SECRET AApproved for Release: 2020/01/23 C062/32625/ 4Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 006232625 (4.)TOP SECRET Indonesia: Indonesia has received its first deliveries bloc naval equipment. four bloc subchasers arrived in mid-October. I ion, 16 small landing and amphibious craft (10 LCVP and six amphibious vehicles) are said to have arrived this month along with training personneL Under an agreement made earlier this year, Djakarta plans to purchase $85,000,000 worth of bloc naval equipment including three submarines and four destroyers. (Page 6) Burma: Outgoing Premier U Nu, in two speeches on the transfer of power to General Ne Win, for the first time implied his resignation resulted from army influence. He emphasized the army's pledge to stay in power for only six months and to keep out of polities. Nu can be expected to bring further pressures in an effort to restrict the army's political role. (Page 7) 29 Oct 58 DAILY BRIEF iii TOP SECRET 4,;17=grf=5616761755666555E25/ A Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 C06232625� N.." 1 1....11-"...1% La I. THE COMMUNIST BLOC Taiwan Strait Situation The Chinese Communist intermediary in Hong Kong who predicted the first cease-fire, listed Peiping's alleged proposals for negotiations with the Nationalists. These are: (1) Taiwan would be granted an auton- omous status like Tibet; (2) Chiang Kai-shek would be allowed to remain in power, but his son�presumably the eldest, Chiang Ching-kuo�would not succeed him; (3) all existing relations with the US would have to be severed and the Mutual Aid Treaty abrogated; (4) no mainland troops would be sent to occupy Tai- wan; (5) the Nationalists could choose the place for negotia- tions; and (6) Nationalist forces would have to .be organized and eventually absorbed into the Chinese Communist Army. stated that Peiping is willing to consider "any reasonable coun- terproposal." recent activities, which include the dispatch of letters containing negotiation offers to Nationalist China's for- eign minister, appear to be part of Peiping's recently intensi- fied effort to convince Nationalist officials that talks with the Communists can be readily arranged and offer the only hope for the future. There is no indication whether these latest pro- posals have been transmitted to the Nationalists. Chang Shih- chao, described as a personal representative of Mao Tse-tung, is reported to have arrived in Hong Kong. Chang was in the colony from October 1956 to April 1957 attempting to set up talks between the Comiminist& and Nationalists. The Chinese Communists also apparently are moving to "neutralize" pro-Kuomintang newspapers in Hong Kong. The editor of one Communist-controlled pap_er told:. personnel of two non-Communist Chinese newspapers that they should stop working against the Communist cause, inasmuch as the Com- munists would control Hong Kong "within three years," and their record would endanger their future and possibly their lives. The owner and publisher of the two newspapers was warned that she should either reverse or neutralize her 29 Oct 58 TOP SECRET CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 C06232625 Page 1 Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 006232625 0 TOP SECRET 1-1. Piston fighter 4- Jet fighter if Piston light bomber 000Csilrmenniguthist troop + Jet light bomber 000 Aa ist retinog?tat: troop Ground-attack SELECTED AIRFIELDS INDICATED IN BOLD TYPE Hengyang, 80806/81020 NANCHANG Nanking HANGCHOW � CHUHSIEN CHANGSHU S LUCHIA NINGPO- SOUTH CHINA SEA � Wenchow FoochoiF� 23,000 NANTA -.-SANTU BAY IS. LUNGTI NGTAN HUIAN , �,WUCHIU IS. iff TAIWAN CHINGYA MACHIANG STRAIT NGCHI4- WEITOU PEN. KAOCHI CHINMEN IS. Amoy86, 000 � PENGHiJS 331,0( 16,000 fif