Mao Zedong informs Stalin of China's military and strategic maneuvers in summer 1950 as a result of the Korean War.
July 5, 1950
Telegram from Flippov [Stalin] to Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai
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PEKING, to the Soviet Ambassador
Pass [the following] to Mao Zedong or Zhou Enlai:
2. We think it correct to concentrate nine Chinese divisions on the Chinese-Korean border for volunteer operations in North Korea in the event the enemy crosses the 38th parallel. We will try to provide the air cover of these units.
5 July 1950
Three copies printed
to Cde. Stalin
to Cde. Molotov
Stalin informs Mao Zedong that Chinese armed forces should be stationed on the border with North Korea as a precaution against enemy forces crossing the 38th parallel.
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