File No. 763.72115/3334

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in China ( MacMurray)

[Telegram]

Your June 12, 4 p.m., and June 20, 1 p.m. Proposal for deportation of enemy subjects from China did not originate with this Government. Repatriation of such enemy subjects has not yet been suggested to American Government by those Allied Governments [Page 655] whose Ministers in Peking, as your telegram states, are advising it. Should those Governments or China ask the American Government to support such a course the request will have careful consideration.

Lansing