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United States Department of State / Foreign relations of the United States, 1949. The Far East: China
(1978)

Problems of United States Consulates in areas occupied by the Chinese Communists,   pp. 933-1302 PDF (141.9 MB)


Page 933


PROBLEMS OF UNITED STATES CONSULATES IN AREAS
       OCCUPIED BY THE CHINESE COMMUNISTS
J. MUKDEN CONSULATE GENERAL: REPRESENTATIONS BY THE
  UNITED STATES REGARDING ISOLATION OF CONSULATE GEN-
  ERAL; DELAYS AND OBSTRUCTIONS TO DEPARTURE OF STAFF
  AFTER DECISION TO WITHDRAW; SPY CHARGES AGAINST CON-
  SULATE GENERAL; UNITED STATES PROTESTS AGAINST ARREST
  AND TRIAL OF MEMBERS OF STAFF; WITHDRAWAL AND CLOSURE'
125.633/1-549: Telegram
    The Ambassador in China (Stuart) to the Secretary of State
                               NANKING, January 5, 1949-4 p. m.
                               [Received January 6-1:15 a. m.]
  39. Following is pertinent portion Hong Kong's 1, January 3, to
Embassy:
  "Chiao Mu 2 today said he had learned from 'traveler from Shangf-
hai' that 'all personnel Mukden American Consulate General are well'.
In further remarks Chiao Mu said question of communications for
Mukden Consulate General is part of larger question of US attitudes
toward new government and toward Kmt3 Government clearly in-
dicating granting of any facilities to Consulate General would depend
on future course US policy. This contrasted sharply with his original
(apparently personal) emphatic stand immediate restoration commu-
nication facilities desirable, and suggests today's statement repre-
sent[s] official view. Subject was introduced by him in today's
conversation. Elsewhere in conversation he [de]scribed essential dif-
ference in Communist view of US missionary organizations and con-
sular establishments, saying former are dedicated to helping Chinese
people while latter are offices of US Government, thus in entirely dif-
ferent status. Said Communists take broad view of non-political mis-
sion activity especially schools, hospitals, et cetera."
   In our opinion attitude adopted by Chinese Communists toward
 American Consulate General in Mukden, not to speak of more neutral
 British and French Consulate Generals there, is little short of black-
 mail. It is among most convincing evidence yet that Chinese Commu-
 nist leaders are basically British [sic] bigots out of Bolshevik mold.
   This newly expressed attitude of theirs toward foreign consular of-
 fices, incidentally, is in startling contrast to fine promises of fair treat-
   For previous documentation respecting the situation at Mukden, see Foreign
 Relations, 1948, vol. vii, pp. 809 if.
 2Head of local branch of the Communist New China News Agency, Hong Kong.
 'Kuomintang (Nationalist Party).
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