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April 21, 1962

CABLE FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSULAR AFFAIRS, CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTRY, 'ON THE FLIGHT OF BORDER RESIDENTS FROM YILI AND TACHENG'

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    The Chinese Foreign Ministry asks why individuals in Xinjiang are crossing the border into the Soviet Union.
    "Cable from the Department of Consular Affairs, Chinese Foreign Ministry, 'On the Flight of Border Residents from Yili and Tacheng'," April 21, 1962, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, PRC FMA 118-01109-02, 1. Translated by 7Brands. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/118182
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On the Flight of Border Residents from Yili and Tacheng

[To] Section Head Xu Huang of the Xinjiang Foreign Affairs Department and the Yili Office of the Foreign Affairs Department:

Please provide the details and causes of, as well as your proposed solutions to, the recent flight of residents from Yili [Ili] and Tacheng [Qoqek]. Please also estimate the background leading up to, as well as the development of, the flight.

Department of Consular Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

21 April 1962

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