330/1–1050: Telegram

The Ambassador in the Soviet Union ( Kirk ) to the Secretary of State


72. Soviet press January 10 carries brief Tass 1 item which quotes January 8 Chou En-lai2 telegram. States telegram sent Romulo, Lie, [Page 190] and Security Council members. In listing SC member countries, item fails include Yugoslavia and Nationalist China.

Department pass USUN 2.

  1. Official Soviet news agency.
  2. Foreign Minister of the Chinese Communist regime. The Chou En-lai communication, as conveyed to the Consul General at Peiping (Clubb) for transmission to the Secretary of State for the United States as a member of the Security Council and cabled by Clubb to the Department in his telegram 51, January 9, read:

    “Lake Success to Mr. Carlos P. Romulo, President of the General Assembly of the United Nations; Mr. Trygve Lie, Secretary General of the United Nations and member delegations to the Security Council: Delegations of the USSR, USA, France, United Kingdom, Ecuador, India, Cuba, Egypt and Norway. This is to inform you that the Central Peoples Republic of China holds as illegal the presence of the delegates of the Chinese KMT reactionary remnant clique in the Security Council of the United Nations. The position of the Central Peoples Government of the Peoples Republic of China is that the said delegates be expelled from the Security Council. It is hoped that this position be adopted and action be taken accordingly. Chou En-lai, Minister Foreign Affairs of the Central Peoples Government of the Peoples Republic of China, Peking, China, January 8, 1950.” (330/1–950)