CHINA: Russian Discussion

The Chinese Foreign Office attempted to take up the question of a Sino-Russian recognition treaty where it was dropped following the Russian ultimatum (TIME, March 31). Dr. V. K. Wellington Koo, Foreign Minister, relieved Dr. C. T. Wang,* the former Chinese plenipotentiary, and made direct overtures to L. M. Karakhan, Soviet Envoy. The latter insisted that unconditional recognition of Soviet Russia by China precede any negotiation. Discussion was hampered by the illness of both diplomats and by an attempt on the part of Peking students to force Koo's hand by staking a...

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