893.00/6–1747: Telegram

The Ambassador in China (Stuart) to the Secretary of State

1320. Following is Tihwa’s 267, June 15, 6 p.m.:

“Sung has shown us 1938 Soviet map, captured from Outer Mongolians in recent Ashan encounter, indicating border far west of Chinese claims apparently including Peitashan and other places he declares long held by Chinese. Copies of Chinese military map going forward this week show border east even of National Geographic and 1 to 4 million British maps but it seems never to have been clearly defined. Outer Mongolians said to be seeking ‘recapture’ of Peitashan from Chinese seizure.

Sung has also displayed military caps taken showing Red Star with hammer and sickle insignia but marked with owner’s name in Mongolian and Soviet medals as well.

He states that after bombings by 5 planes on 4 days, no attacks reported since June 8.

Hope to transmit also photographs of Soviet map and Mongolian ultimatum with translation of latter this week. Paxton.”