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China (Civil War)

Volume 437: debated on Wednesday 7 May 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the importance of reopening our trading, political and cultural relations with China, His Majesty's Government are taking steps to promote a settlement between the parties to the widespread civil war in that country.

No, Sir. Much as we deplore the continuance of the Chinese civil war, we regard it as entirely a Chinese domestic affair in which His Majesty's Government cannot properly interfere.