893.01/334: Telegram

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


684. Department’s telegram 300, August 29 [31], 7 p.m.11 Written and oral inquiries have been received by me in regard to the question of recognition of the Nationalist Government by the United States. I have complied with the instructions in the third paragraph of Department’s 265, August 10, noon, and have avoided answering any such inquiries. Is it desired that this course be continued, or is the Legation now free to say that the conclusion of a treaty constitutes a full recognition by us of the Nationalist Government and that we are dealing with that Government on such basis?

  1. Post, p. 354.