THE OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON THE SOVIET GOVERNMENT’S ANSWER TO THE NOTE BY THE NANJING GOVERNMENT (IZYESTIA)CITATION SHARE DOWNLOAD
get citationThe Soviet government rejects the proposal from the Chinese Nationalist Government in Nanjing for the Soviet Union to act as mediator in peace negotiations with the Chinese Communist Party."The Official Statement on the Soviet Government’s Answer to the Note by the Nanjing Government (Izyestia)" January 18, 1949, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Soviet-Chinese Relations, 1917-57. Collection of documents (Moscow, 1959), p. 209. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/111238
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On January 8 the Chinese Foreign Ministry presented a memorandum to the Soviet Embassy in China, containing an appeal by the Chinese government to the Soviet government to act as a mediator in the peace negotiations between the Chinese government and the Chinese Communist party. As the Soviet Ambassador was informed, the Chinese government had sent a similar appeal to the governments of the United States of America, Great Britain and France.
On January 17 the Deputy Foreign Minister of the USSR cmrd. Vyshinsky A. Ya. received the Chinese Ambassador in the USSR Mr. Fu Bing Ciang and gave him the answer of the Soviet government, which points out that the Soviet government, always loyal to the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries, does not regard it expedient to accept the mediation mentioned in the memorandum.
The answer of the Soviet government notes that the restoration of China's integrity as a democratic peace-loving state is the affair of the Chinese people itself and that this integrity could be probably best achieved by the direct negotiatiations between the internal forces of China, without foreign interference.