893.00/10–1945: Telegram

The Chargé in China ( Robertson ) to the Secretary of State

1833. In accordance Department’s 1691, October 18 [17],29 there follows text of “summary of the conversations between the Government and the representatives of the Chinese Communist Party” as issued through the Ministry of Information October 11:

“With a view to discussing matters of national interest, President Chiang Kai-shek, upon the successful conclusion of the war, invited Mr. Mao Tse-tung, Chairman of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, to come to Chungking. Mr. Mao arrived in Chungking on August 28 and called on President Chiang. Since then the President and Mr. Mao have had a number of talks. Meanwhile, [Page 476] representatives on their behalf were appointed. The Government representatives were Dr. Wang Shih-chieh, General Chang Chun, General Chang Chih-chung and Mr. Shao Li-tze while the Chinese Communists representatives were Messrs. Chou En-lai and Wang Jo-fei.

The Government and Communist representatives met and conferred on many occasions in an atmosphere of friendliness and harmony, and they reached a number of conclusions. Their talks will continue, on a basis of mutual trust and mutual concession, to seek a satisfactory solution of the issues still outstanding.

A summary of the conversations held so far is as follows:

[Here follows text as printed in Department of State, United States Relations With China, page 577.]

  1. Not printed, but see footnote 25, p. 473.