The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs informs the Soviet government that its accusations against China of illegal migration are groundless.
June 28, 1962
Cable from Foreign Ministry to Xinjiang Foreign Affairs Office
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发往：乌鲁木齐 批发：（ ）6月28日
等级：平 复来报号 外发e508号
Cable sent by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China
Receiver: Wulumuqi [Urumqi]
28 June 
Foreign Ministry Dispatch No. 508
Subject: We Have Already Responded to the Soviet Memorandum of 2 June and the Additional Oral Statement of 11 June
[To the] Xinjiang Foreign Affairs Office and the Party Committee of the [Xinjiang Uyghur] Autonomous Region:
On the 26th [of June], Vice Minister Ji [Pengfei] handed our memorandum responding to the Soviet memorandum of 2 June and the additional oral statement off 11 June to Soviet Ambassador [Stepan V.] Chervonenko (the full text is attached). Chervonenko denied that the Soviets were responsible, and said that there were many people who crossed the border—more than usual—and he continued with the unreasonable demands that our side send people to work [with the border crossers]. Vice Minister Ji rejected [Chervonenko’s statement], and pointed out that he had nothing new to talk about, [saying] we have already replied to the memorandum and to please transmit it to the Soviet government. Chervonenko agreed to do so.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
28 June 
Chervonenko denies Soviet responsibility for illegal border crossings, and the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs responds by referring to a previous memorandum.
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