Editorial Note

The United Nations Security Council met on Friday, August 25, from 3 to 6:25 p. m.; for the record, see U.N. document S/PV.490. In the course of the meeting, Mr. Malik referred to and later had read into the record the text of a communication from Chou En-lai, dated August 24, accusing the United States of aggression against the People’s Republic of China by its virtual occupation of Formosa (U.N. document S/1715). Ambassador Gross read the text of a letter from Mr. Austin (S/1716) responding to this charge. For documentation on this subject, see volume VI, pages 256 ff.