893.00/3–1347: Telegram

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

543. Supplementing statement issued by Foreign Minister March 11 on the Soviet proposal for inclusion discussion of China on the agenda at the current Moscow Conference, the Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs at the regular weekly press conference of the Ministry of Information March 12 added as follows:

“Having fought for over 8 years the Chinese people cannot accept and indeed rightfully resent any proposition that matters within her domestic jurisdiction may be deliberated upon or made the subject of agreement among the governments of other countries. It will be taken as a complete disregard of China’s sovereign rights and her position as an ally. Furthermore it is contrary to the spirit and letter of the United Nations Charter11 which forbids intervention in the domestic affairs of a member. You might ask whether the discussion may take place with Chinese participation. I concur definitely that China’s participation or not will in no way alter the position that such problems should not be discussed at the Conference.”

  1. Signed at San Francisco, June 26, 1945; Department of State Treaty Series No. 993, or 59 Stat. (pt. 2) 1031.