343. Circular Telegram From the Department of State to Certain Posts1

54227. Subject: Chirep.

Pending further instructions, you should not initiate any consultations on Chinese Representation in the UN. If host government raises question, you should indicate matter still under study within USG and we hope to have full discussions with host government after our position clarified.
Foregoing not intended to preclude addressees from discussions with host governments on question of recognition of Communist China (in which case previous instructions continue to apply) should this matter arise. However, paragraph one guidance is controlling in event Chirep issue arises in that context.
  1. Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Files 1970–73, UN 6 CHICOM. Secret; Priority. Drafted by Feldman, Armitage, and Shoesmith; cleared by Jenkins, Daniel Goott, William A. Helseth, Peter C. Walker, Whitman, and Winthrop G. Brown; and approved by Herz. Sent to Accra, Abidjan, Ankara, Bangkok, Brussels, Canberra, Copenhagen, Lome, London, Kuwait, Oslo, Rome, Seoul, Tehran, Tokyo, Taipei, Vienna, Wellington, Yaounde, USUN, and Tunis, and repeated to Hong Kong.