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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Ambassador Ni [Zhiliang]:
[I] have received the telegrams from [October] 2 and [October] 3. Based on the current situation, our military officer observation group should not go south of the 38th Parallel. They should be divided into two groups: one group should examine the situation(s) near Pyongyang and the Pyongyang-Andong [Dandong] line and the Pyongyang-Ji’an line. The other group should examine the situation(s) along the Pyongyang-Wonsan line and the Wonsan-Cheongjin line and in the northern mountain area. For the situation(s) between the Pyongyang –Wonsan line and the 38th Parallel, [you] may also examine briefly, if possible, without going deeper. Three large trucks and one medium sized truck will be allocated by the Northeast.
October 4 
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.
Associated People & Organizations
October 5, 1950
Cable, Zhou Enlai to Ni Zhiliang
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