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280 Department of External Affairs to Mighell

Cablegram 4988 CANBERRA, 17 November 1949, 11.25 a.m.


Your 4782. [1]

Paragraph II: Does this mean that United Kingdom contemplate that
they could recognise Communist Government but at the same time
oppose or abstain on the question of accreditation of Chinese
Communist representative in Security Council. Since this would
mean the continuation of representation by Chinese Nationalists
argument is hard to follow. [2]

1 Document 279
2 Mighell replied in cablegram 4819, dispatched 17 November, that
Bevin had said that when United Kingdom recognised the Communist
Government it would have to vote 'for the representative of the
Communist Government taking the Chinese place as a permanent
member of the Security Council'.

[AA:A1838/2, 854/10/24, ii]
Last Updated: 11 September 2013
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