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The Ambassador in China (Gauss) to the Secretary of State

226. Reply to Department’s 130, February 24, 9 a.m. [p.m.] is being delayed pending receipt of advice from the Chinese Government regarding needs for specialists. In its discussion with officials Embassy finds that health, agricultural and engineering experts are in most demand but it must await meeting of the Executive Yuan next Tuesday for official notification of specific needs.

Data, difficult to obtain, is being assembled with regard to the radio and motion picture items of the program.

With regard to textbooks in Chinese and a Chinese edition of the Reader’s Digest there is great eagerness here to receive textbooks and periodicals of any kind but the consensus of opinion is that the translations should be made in China for the best results.

I am making a survey of the field with regard to the matter of grants in aid.