The Ambassador in China (Stuart) to the Secretary of State
[Received June 12—4 a.m.]
1278. Following is Central News Agency release under Nanking, June 11 dateline:
“China is preparing to protest the invasion by Outer Mongolian troops of eastern Sinkiang Province, Central News learned from an authoritative source.
“Sources close to the Foreign Office informed Central News that at the time of writing, the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. George Yeh, is conferring with officials of the Soviet Embassy here on the matter.[Page 559]
“An informed source indicated that should a protest be lodged against the invasion, it is likely that it would be handed to the Soviet Embassy since Outer Mongolia has no diplomatic representatives here nor has the Chinese Government any diplomatic representative at the Outer Mongolian capital.”