851G.01/4–249: Telegram

The Consul at Hanoi ( Gibson ) to the Secretary of State


22. Vietminh radio made following announcement: “The High Command of the Vietnamese resistance forces (NB Vietminh) announces that the first elements of the Chinese forces of liberation1 have registered great activity recently at the Sino-Vietnamese frontier.” Radio then referred to “important support which the Vietnam forces have received as a result.”

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This is first official acknowledgment by Vietminh of military cooperation with Chinese.

Sent Department, repeated Paris 5, pouched Saigon.

  1. Chinese Communist forces under Mao Tse-tung.