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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)


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FOREIGN RELATIONS, 19-491 VOLUME VIII
Mukden. and Tientsin and our expectation that communications will
be restored forthwith. We may not get anywhere with such argu-
ments, but at least we will not be condoning even temporary suspen-
sion communication facilities in contravention international practice.
  Sent Department; repeated Nanking 72, Shanghai 44.
                                                           CLARK
125.6336/2--2449: Telegram
The Consul General at Peiping (Clubb) to the Secretary of State
                               PEIPING, February 24, 1949-noon.
                               [Received February 24-2:"50 a. m.]
  285. This office would favor try approach Communists Peiping re-
garding Mukden case although would note that as Department will
appreciate from recent communications, situation regarding local con-
tacts very difficult. Believe Hong Kong channel should-also be used.
Would try approach matter directly and indirectly by letter and
orally,; feel nil could be lost by attemptedddmarche.
  Would recommend that now be omitted from communication-any
threat withdraw Consulate from Mukden which .possibly what Com-
munists (and especially Soviets)-want" but would instead stress estab-
lished rights courtesies which receive general recognition international
law and practice spite political change; and fact that ."recognition"'
of [or] "nonrecognition" has nil do with case; Consulate being
pri-.
marily concerned protect their citizens and perform certain other well-
recognized functions which without reference overall political
situation.*.
  ReEmbtel 437, February 21 to Department,'9 would report there,
has been growing restlessness likewise among foreign correspondents
Peipingin face increasing rumors Mukden situation. Peiping corre-
spondents, however, feel under restraints toward caution not now ex-
perienced National China.
  Sent Department; repeated Nanking.
                .. ..."  .... :CLUBB
125.6336/2-2549: Telegram
The .Consul General at Shanghai (Cabot) to the Secretary of State
                             SHANGHAI, February 25, 1949-1 p. m.
                               [Received February 25-3':25 a.'in.]
  -665. I heartily concur Clark's 44, February 23, 5 p.'in.20 It Seems
to me evident we can secure respect for our Consulates in Communist-
  '9Not printed.
  2o0am as Cantel No. 716 from Canton, p. 939.
940


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