893.01/298: Telegram

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

516. 1. The French Chargé d’Affaires some days ago referred in general terms to an exchange of views which his Government had recently initiated with the American and certain of the other more interested Governments as to the attitude to be adopted towards the Nanking regime in the event that it should seek formal recognition as the Government of China.

2. It would be of assistance to me to have any information on this subject which you can give me.