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January 11, 1950

DISCOVERED US CONSULATE REACTIONARY ACTS

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    A list of items that the Chinese captured from the US consulate in Dihua (Urumqi), Xinjiang.
    "Discovered US Consulate Reactionary Acts," January 11, 1950, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, PRC FMA 118-00005-03, 10. Translated by Stephen Mercado. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/176284
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11 January 1950

From the Northwest

Discovered US Consulate Reactionary Acts

The US Vice-Consul in Dihua [Urumqi], [Douglas] Mackiernan, in the middle of September last year fled to Osman [Batur] (Osman is tied to Kazakh reactionary elements. He is in command of some herdsmen and arms hidden in the mountains north of Zhenxi [Barkol].). Without restraint, he told people that a third world war is going to break out. He helped Kazakhs in anti-communist and other reactionary propaganda and gave Osman 25 taels of gold. Osman sent a guide, horses, and three Kazakh youths to go with him to study. Bringing two transmitter-receivers, he departed Zhenxi for Ruoqiang to reach Tibet, and then cross into India. At present we have discovered that the US Consulate kept military items and communication equipment: 18 portable radios, 45 vacuum tubes of various type, 1 K0129—X telegraphic receiver, 2 wired telegraphic receivers, 1 BA70 transmitter, 1,554 pistol bullets of various type, and 79 blocks of TNT. We will prepare a special report related to these and other miscellaneous items.