893.001 Chiang Kai-shek/17: Telegram

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

13. Chiang’s2 New Year radio address to Chinese Army [and] people (Embassy’s 10, January 43) although made January 1, 1 a.m. was not passed by censors until evening January 2. Mme. Chiang reportedly held up release address due to disapproval English translation but foreign press correspondents believed 48 hours delay must have been due other factors, finally resolved after long discussion, such as (1) lavish praise United States, President Roosevelt in contrast slight mention Great Britain, Churchill4 and (2) mention Chiang–Roosevelt conversation at Cairo regarding Japan.5

  1. Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, President of the National Government of the Republic of China.
  2. Not printed.
  3. Winston S. Churchill, British Prime Minister.
  4. For documentation on the Cairo Conference, see Foreign Relations, The Conferences at Cairo and Tehran, 1943.