The Chargé in the Soviet Union (Kennan) to the Secretary of State
[Received September 18—12:50 p.m.]
3310. First indications received of current Chinese Communist Party line following publication of Sino-Soviet Treaty and Jap surrender were contained in August 28 report of foreign broadcast intelligence service of FCC (Federal Communications Commission) forwarded from Dept by pouch. We note that Hsin Hua Jih Pao editorial and Chinese Communist Party declaration on “current situation” both enunciated same line toward Chinese unity, democracy and Jap designs for sowing dissension in China as subsequently appeared in Soviet press (to Dept, repeated Chungking 163).
Similarity of CCP and Moscow line is not surprising. Timing is worth noting. First appearance in Soviet press of common line was in August 29 Red Star (Embs 310522 and 3106) followed by stronger statement on August 31 (Embs 3128, 312923 and 3155).