Madame Jiang Jieshi Visited the United States
Jiang’s wife, Song Meiling, a graduate of Wellesley College, came to the United States to rally greater support for China’s war effort. She spoke to Congress and generally made a good impression on the U.S. public, and succeeded in gaining more aid.
In a show of solidarity, the United States pushed to have China declared a major power in any postwar settlement, and also promised that China would gain sovereignty over all areas seized by Japan, especially Manchuria and Taiwan.
U.S. Department of State
Type of Exchange:
Chinese Nationalist Government
United States Government
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Thursday, February 18, 1943
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