Marshall Mission Files, Lot 54–D270: Telegram

Lieutenant General Alvan C. Gillem, Jr., to Lieutenant General Albert C. Wedemeyer, at Shanghai

402. General Chou En-Lai’s answers to questions in 2636187 are as follows.

[Here follows text of General Chou’s memorandum of March 28, page 632.]

In view of the fact that General Chou En-lai has now brought up the question of Communists on Hainan Island and due to the fact that this proposal is protested so violently by the Generalissimo it is likely that immediate arrangements in the Canton situation are the only ones feasible at this time. The question of Communists on Hainan Island will have to be taken up later but as early as possible.

  1. March 22, p. 616.