893.24/1556: Telegram

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

410. Ta Kung Pao strongly supports statement by Dr. T. V. Soong at Lend-Lease Act27 anniversary luncheon that problem of Lend-Lease aid to China is essentially one of more transport planes. Editorial states China has made valuable contributions to Allied war effort and to American national defense in her war of resistance.; that China has not received amount of Lend-Lease aid to which she is entitled; that gratification is felt at popular demand in United States for greater aid to China although no improvement has been made so far; that it is easier to provide transport planes than to recover Burma and reopen highway; and that responsibility for piling up of Chinese supplies in India does not lie with China or difficulty in transportation but with failure of United States to send adequate transport planes and to utilize fully Sino-India air route.

  1. Approved March 11, 1941; 55 Stat. 31.