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United States Department of State / Foreign relations of the United States, 1947. The Far East: China
(1947)

Unsuccessful attempts to resolve political problems in Sinkiang; extent of Soviet aid and encouragement to rebel groups in Sinkiang; border incident at Peitashan,   pp. 546-587 PDF (14.5 MB)


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FOREIGN RELATIONS, 1947, VOLUME VII
merely encourages further Soviet sponsored advances. He says
Foreign Office delegate Liu has reported attacks to Nanking for
protest through Chinese Embassy to Outer-Mongolian Legations,
Moscow planes also having come from East. Paxton."
                                                           STUART
893.00/6-1247: Telegram
     The Ambassador in China (Stuart) to the Secretary of State
                                          NANKING, June 12, 1947.
                                       [Received June 12-3 a. m.]
  1277. At the regular weekly press conference at the Ministry of In-
formation on June 1 [11], the Director of the Division of Publicity
and Intelligence of the Foreign Office made a statement on the Sinki-
ang situation as follows:
  "The Chinese Government is in the position of reporting regarding
the entrance of Outer Mongolian forces in Sinkiang and their attempt
on the garrison at Peitashan, which is not far from the Sinkiang-
Outer Mongolian border. This is no ordinary frontier incident. The
Government views the matter with the deepest concern. While the
local military authorities will be ordered to exercise all possible re-
straint in the defense of their position, the Government is instructing
its Ambassador in Moscow 29 to protest to the Soviet Government as
well as to the Outer Mongolian Government, through its Minister in
Moscow. In the meantime, the Government is contemplating the
despatch of a high-ranking official to Sinkiang to give the necessary
directions to the local authority."
                                                          STUART
893.00/6-1247: Telegram
   The Ambassador in China (Stuart) to the Secretary of State
                                           NANKING, June 12,1947.
                                       [Received June 12-4 a. m.]
  1278. Following is Central News Agency release under Nanking,
June 11 dateline:
  "China is preparing to protest the invasion by Outer Mongolian
troops of eastern Sinkiang Province, Central News learned from an
authoritative source.
  "Sources close to the Foreign Office informed Central News that
at the time of writing, the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr.
George Yeh, is conferring with officials of the Soviet Embassy here on
the matter.
F Foo Ping-sheung.
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