453. Telegram From the Mission to the United Nations to the Department of State1

2774. Subj: Contributions of PRC to UN Regular Budget.

MisOffs informed confidentially by UN Deputy Controller (Ziehl) that PRC has agreed to pay all but about $400,000 of its 1972 assessment of $7.1 million. Ziehl originally anticipated PRC payment only in neighborhood of $5.2 million but as a result of extended negotiations Ziehl conducted with PRC Mission has obtained higher figure.
Amounts withheld by PRC wld cover its share of items included in UN regular budget which it objects to in principle on political grounds, i.e., UNCURK, UN bonds, Korean cemetery and about $900 for administrative costs of 3 field offices of UNHCR.
  1. Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Files 1970–73, UN 10–4. Confidential.