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- proper noun Alternative form of
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- noun a port and shipbuilding center in northeastern China on the Liaodong Peninsula; now a part of Luda
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‘Dairen’ presumably dos not refer to that Chinese city. vincent says:
Stalin had worn T.V. down to the point where, in return for a promise that the Russians would not exercise military authority in the city of Dairen, its port, or the connecting railroad, the Chinese would agree to put Dairen within the Soviet military zone.
After a two-week standoff, General George E. Stratemeyer, temporarily in charge while Wedemeyer was in Washington, decided that the American ships could not wait indefinitely in the waters outside Dairen.
When Soong left Moscow, Stalin was still insisting that Dairen be specified as a Soviet military zone and that the Manchurian railways be under Soviet control.
Moreover, when American ships tried to land Chinese soldiers at the Manchurian port of Dairen, the Soviets refused to let them disembark on the grounds that Dairen was a commercial port and could not be used by the military.
In other secret accords, the USSR was to gain back the Kurile Islands and the southern half of Sakhalin Island, taken over by Japan after the Russo-Japanese War of 1904–1905; the port of Dairen was to be internationalized; Port Arthur was to be restored to its pre-1905 status as a Russian naval base; and the Manchurian railways were to be put under joint Chinese-Soviet administration.
Russia now wanted total control over Manchuria, the establishment of a military zone including the ports of Dairen and Port Arthur, the independence of Outer Mongolia, and ownership of the Manchurian railways.
As payment, he wanted the Kurile Islands, the southern half of the oil-producing island of Sakhalin, and a warm-water port Roosevelt had previously suggested Dairen.
According to them, there was a great deal of traffic between the Chinese Communists in Chefoo and the Russians in Dairen as well as between the members of the CCP in Chefoo and those in Hulutao and Yingkow.
Japanese forces occupied Dalian (Dairen in Japanese, Dalny in Russian).
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