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John Melby Interview Details February 25, 1978
Summary of Topics Covered:
Prof. Melby discusses Marshall’s China mediation mission, including the China Lobby, and the China Embassy in Washington, DC. He describes the US objectives, particularly the cease-fire. Melby discusses factions within the State Dept. prior to Marshall’s Secretariat. He states Marshall trusted Chou En-lai and describes his relationship with Chou, Gen. Chiang Kai-shek, Philip Fugh, and Leighton Stewart, as well as Madame Chiang Kai-shek.
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