TELEGRAM, CCP CENTRAL COMMITTEE TO ZHOU ENLAI, CONCERNING THE MEETING AT NANNING, 11:00 P.M.CITATION SHARE DOWNLOAD
get citationThe CCP confirms Zhou's upcoming trip to China where he will meet with the General Secretary of the VWP and other Chinese officials."Telegram, CCP Central Committee to Zhou Enlai, Concerning the Meeting at Nanning, 11:00 p.m. " June 20, 1954, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, CFMA, Record No. 206-Y0050. Obtained by CWIHP and translated for CWIHP by Chen Zhihong. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/111808
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Your telegram of 3:00 p.m., 20 June has been received.
We approve that you leave Geneva for India by flight on the 23rd. The two telegrams (from you) to Ambassador Yuan (Zhongxian) have been conveyed to him.
We approve that you and Comrade Ding, [Vietnamese Workers' Party (VWP) General Secretary] Truong Chinh, [Viet Minh General] Vo Nguyen Giap, as well as Comrades [chief PRC advisor to the VWP] Luo Guibo and [PRC Vice Foreign Minister] Zhang Hanfu hold meetings and discussions at Nanning. We have telegraphed the Central Committee of the Vietnamese Workers' Party and [Chief PRC military advisor to the VWP] Wei Guoqing, so that they will be rushing to Nanning to await you there by the 28th.
We will order the Military Commission to dispatch a special plane to wait (for you) in Guangzhou, and to conduct test flights between Guangzhou and Nanning in advance.
The [CCP] Nanning Bureau Branch and Guangxi
Provincial Committee will be posted of related developments.
We approve that our delegation [at Geneva] will be led by [PRC Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs] Comrade Li Kenong, who will remain [in Geneva] and will lead the negotiations on military affairs. [PRC Ambassador to the Soviet Union and Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs] Zhang Wentian and [PRC Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs] Wang Jiaxiang will go back to Moscow.
On such related information as the date, time (of the flight), and the mark and type of the plane (for your trip), and the flight route from India to Guangzhou, please make an early report, so that we at home will complete due preparation in a timely manner.
The Central Committee
11:00 p.m., 20 June 1954