Memorandum: Director of the Office of Far Eastern Affairs (Butterworth) to the Deputy Under Secretary of State (Rusk)
Date: June 9, 1949
Draft Memorandum for the Executive Secretary of the National Security Council (Souers)
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Proposed Statement to be Issued by the Secretary of State at time United States Government Requests Special Session of the General Assembly
At the special session of the General Assembly, the United States Government will propose that a free and secret plebiscite be held on the Island under the supervision of a United Nations Commission, in order to enable the people of Formosa to express their wishes with respect to a return to China or some alternative under which they would assume independence either immediately or after some preparatory period of United Nations trusteeship.
[ source: United States Department of State / Foreign relations of the United States, 1949. The Far East: China Volume IX (1949), pp. 346 - 350 ]
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