January 10, 1955
Cable from Feng Xuan, 'Reaction of Britain, United States, France towards the Kuala Lumpur Five Countries inviting China to attend the Afro-Asian Conference'
The UK responded the decision of inviting China to attend the Asian-African Conference with anger, stating that countries in the Bogor Conference had wrong expectations toward China. The US feared that China would have great influence on the Asian-African Conference and thus weaken US influence in the region. The US and UK also worried that China’s participation would improve China-Japan relations. French press expressed this decision as the evidence of the failure of the US power in Southeast Asia.
December 03, 1957
Cable from the Chinese Embassy in Switzerland, 'The Indonesian Ambassador Discussed the Issue of Next Year’s Afro-Asian Conference'
The Indonesian ambassador observed that there would not be wide consensus as in the first Asian-African conference and proposed a second conference composed only of major countries.