893.01/253: Telegram

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


12. Your telegram number 28, sent January 14, 10 a.m. Your position as presented in third paragraph is approved.

In view of the developments taking place in the Chinese situation and the opposition that is very evident and widespread against the factions now in control at Peking, the opinion of the Department is that the direction of events should be awaited before considering the granting of recognition to any group or faction making a claim that it acts with authority for the whole Chinese people.