893.01/11–349: Telegram

The Ambassador in Burma (Huddle) to the Secretary of State

484. Panikkar, Indian Ambassador to China, returned through Rangoon recently, worried by growing might of Red China and its threat to Asia, especially Indian Government and institutions, inclined to recommend early recognition by India. Burma Ambassador Myint Thein, also back from Nanking, is much impressed by Mao Tse-tung75 government’s progress, considers it aggressive and expansionist in sense that its ambitions may take it beyond Chinese borders, fears for safety of Burma, remarking that China traditionally has never considered Burma an independent political entity.

  1. “Chairman of the Central Peopled Government of the People’s Republic of China”; Chairman of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party.