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Madame Chiang Kai-Shek (Visit To Great Britain)

Volume 387: debated on Wednesday 17 March 1943

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has any further statement to make on the possibility of a visit to this country of Madame Chiang Kai-shek?

I am not yet able to add anything to the statement on this subject made by my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary on 24th February.

If it is correct, as rumoured, that Madame Chiang Kai-shek's health may prevent her from crossing the Atlantic, will the right hon. Gentleman convey to her the disappointment and sympathy which will be felt widely here, and will he consider whether it would be possible to invite one of her two brilliant sisters to visit us instead?

I do not think that this arises immediately out of the Question.

Will the right hon. Gentleman make it clear that nobody would get a more spontaneous welcome than this lady if she did come?