November 24, 1962
Cable from the Chinese Embassy in Vietnam, 'Chairman Ho Discusses the Following Two Situations'
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Telegram Received by the Foreign Ministry
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From the Station in Vietnam
Chairman Ho [Chi Minh] Discusses the Following Two Situations
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
During Chairman Ho’s meeting with Chargé D'Affaires Wang about Ho’s letters to Chairman Liu and the Indian president and prime minister, Chairman Ho also mentioned the following two points:
1. He said that America’s capitalist press had created a chart on the Sino-Indian border issue that still classified Vietnam as a part of China.
2. Nehru is of the capitalist class, and is also himself an aristocrat. Before Indian independence, he was fairly progressive, but the present Nehru is no longer the same. However, among India’s ruling circles, he can still be considered a leftist. Right now the titans of the ruling class are pressuring him, and have forced him to eliminate [Krishna] Menon’s post. Since Menon’s removal from office, Nehru has been even more isolated.
Chinese Embassy in Vietnam
24 November 1962
Ho Chi Minh evaluates Jawaharlal Nehru and the Sino-Indian border dispute.
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