310.2/6–953: Telegram

The United States Representative at the United Nations ( Lodge ) to the Department of State


782. Re Chinese representation. We must prepare for possibility question of seating Chinese Communists will be raised in ECOSOC meeting in Geneva where we will be represented by inexperienced man. Plans should be made now to provide him with necessary help to deal with such attempt. All other meetings which are being held in New York can be covered by me as need arises. My present feeling, subject to further thought, is that SC is most advantageous place for us in which to have Chinese Communist representation question raised because I will be presiding and veto can be used in SC. For this reason I am considering advisability of calling meeting of SC to communicate to its members armistice terms.