Zhou Enlai instructs the Chinese military officer observation group not to go south of the 38th parallel, but to split into two groups and examine the situations of different areas of Korea.
October 5, 1950
Cable, Zhou Enlai to Ni Zhiliang
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 倪大使， 指中国驻朝鲜大使倪志亮.
 酋支， 即十月四日．
 朴一禹， 当时任朝鲜民主主义人民共和国内务相．
 金首相， 指朝鲜民主主义人民共和国首相金日成．
Ambassador Ni [Zhiliang]:
The October 4 telegram was received.
- Please pay regular attention to the situation of the American puppet army’s advance north and the People’s Army’s retreat to the north and activities in the enemy’s rear area.
- Hope that you will be able to observe closely and collect information on the combat operation situation and experience of the 12th Division’s attack on and occupation of Wonju.
- Pak Il U has returned to North Korea. [We] have spoken to him face-to-face about everything and he will pass it all on to Premier Kim [Il Sung].
Zhou Enlai gives instructions to pay attention to the northern advance of the South Korean army and the retreat of the North Korean army, and to collect information on the 12th Division's occupation of Wonju. He also notes Pak Il U's return to North Korea.
October 4, 1950
Telegram from Zhou Enlai to Ni Zhiliang
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