740.0011 Pacific War/2569: Telegram

The Ambassador in China (Gauss) to the Secretary of State

744. Chinese press reaction to Churchill visit40 is concern that the expected opening of second front in Europe will lead to continued and disastrous neglect of Far East. One paper calls for “third front” in Europe [and?] Asia; another for offensive in East as part of pincer movement for drive in Europe. United States and Great Britain are urged to bring Russia into war on Japan, and resentment at China’s exclusion from talks is implied in demand for fully unified command oriental [sic] with China having representation as one of big four.

  1. Correspondence on Prime Minister Churchill’s visit to the United States at this time (Second Washington Conference) is scheduled for publication in a subsequent volume of Foreign Relations.