Marshall Mission Files, Lot 54–D270

Draft Prepared by General Chou En-lai32a

Field teams, with carefully selected personnel, will be sent into Manchuria immediately under the following conditions:

The mission of the teams will pertain solely to readjustment of military matters.
The teams should be established within the areas of the Government troops as well as the Communist troops, keeping clear of places still under Russian occupation.
Teams should proceed to points of conflict or close contact between the Government and Communist troops to bring about a cessation of fighting and to make the necessary readjustments.

It is entered as a matter of record into the minutes of these conferences that

Regarding all political and military matters pertaining to Manchuria, the Government representative assures to discuss them with the Communist representative in order to reach an early settlement.

  1. Drafted by General Chou En-lai about March 19 or 20, and apparently discussed by him with General Chang on one of those dates.