Marshall Mission Files, Lot 54–D270
Document Prepared by General Marshall97
[March 9, 1946.]
Basis for Entry of Field Teams Into Manchuria
- The teams should accompany Government troops, keeping clear of places still under Russian occupation.
- They should proceed to points of conflict or close contact between government and Communist troops and bring about a cessation of fighting and the necessary readjustments to avoid future trouble.
- The government troops are authorized to occupy any places necessary to the re-establishment of the sovereignty of China and are to exclusively occupy a strip 30 kilometers wide either side of the two railroads mention[ed] in the Sino-Soviet treaty.98
- The Communist troops will evacuate any places to be occupied by the government troops for the re-establishment of sovereignty, communities, coal mines, utilities, etc.
- The Communist troops will not be permitted to move in and occupy places evacuated by Russian troops.
- Apparently the form in which President Chiang Kai-shek approved in principle the entry of field teams into Manchuria; drafted in long-hand by General Marshall about March 9 at Generalissimo Chiang’s country place outside Chungking.↩
- Signed at Moscow, August 14, 1945; Department of State, United States Relations With China (Washington, Government Printing Office, 1949), pp. 585, 593.↩