§ 88. Sir W. Teeling
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, in view of Her Majesty's Government's decision in 1949 to recognise the present Government in China because it was de facto and not de jure, if he will give an assurance that this will continue to be Her Majesty's Government's policy regarding Chinese Governments on the mainland.
§ Mr. George Thomson
Her Majesty's Government accordedde jure and not de facto recognition to the Chinese People's Government in January 1950.
This remains our position.