Memorandum by the Chief of the Division of Far Eastern Affairs (Hornbeck)

On Wednesday evening, May 17, I had a lengthy conversation with Mr. T. V. Soong and the Chinese Minister, in the course of which [Page 528] we discussed informally a number of questions which are of concern to the United States or to China or to both and various questions of world concern.

At the conclusion of this conversation, Mr. Soong inquired whether there were any special questions of special concern to the United States in the field of relations between China and the United States, other than those which we had already discussed, to which I would like to have him give special thought. I said that I thought there were a number of questions, some of which we had discussed and some of which we had not, which we would like to have given Mr. Soong’s best thought; that there were some questions with regard to which I had not felt that it would be appropriate to consume his time; and that I would make a memorandum jotting down a number of subjects.

The Division subsequently made a memorandum, and of this I gave Mr. Soong a copy on the day of his departure. A copy is attached.45

S[tanley] K. H[ornbeck]
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