HC Deb 26 January 1955 vol 536 cc32-3W
74. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, in view of the content of the official statement of the Chairman of Chinese Overseas Affairs on 3rd January, what representations have been made by Her Majesty's Government to the Chinese Government to use its influence on Chinese Communists in Malaya to bring to an end their terrorist activities.

Mr. Turton

Her Majesty's Government have made no representations to the Chinese Government on the lines suggested by the hon. Member. They have, however, noted that in the statement to which the hon. Member is presumably referring, Madame Ho Hsiang-ning, Director of the Commission of Overseas Affairs of the Government of the People's Republic of China, said that it was the duty of the Chinese Communists overseas not to take part in political disputes in their countries of residence, and to obey and observe the local laws and customs.