130 Department of External Affairs to Australian Delegation, United Nations

Cablegram 617, CANBERRA, 7 December 1949, 6.16 a.m.

IMMEDIATE RESTRICTED

Your UN954. CHINA:

Unless there are special circumstances of which we are unaware you should not intervene in debate and it is preferable that you take passive attitude on all resolutions.[1]

[1] Australia voted against the resolution to refer the China question to the Interim Committee when the First Committee adopted it on 6 December 1949.

[AA : A1838, 3107/40/52/1, I]