The Ambassador in China (Gauss) to the Secretary of State
[Received July 27.]
Sir: I have the honor to refer to the Department’s telegram No. 246 of April 2, 1942, 5 p.m. and the Embassy’s telegram No. 767 of June 29, 9 a.m.14 concerning the American technical experts desired by the Chinese Government under the Department’s cultural relations program for China, and to enclose a copy and translation of a note from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and of its enclosure, a list of fifteen additional experts submitted by the various departments of the Chinese Government, and a copy of a portion of a memorandum15 [Page 712]prepared by the Ministry of Communications describing the desired qualifications of the radio expert named by that Ministry in the above-mentioned list.
It may be noted that the Chinese Government expresses the hope that the experts to be sent are men of wide experience and of an appropriately high rank in their respective fields and that the Chinese Government proposes to fix their term of appointment at three or four years. The Embassy had previously informed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that under the present conditions, in order to be of maximum utility to the Chinese Government, as well as in the interest of transportation economy, the persons sent should remain for at least one year (see second paragraph of Department’s telegram No. 130 of February 24, 1942, 9 p.m.).