811.20 Defense (M)/14316: Telegram

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

1585. To Rosenthal, OEW, from Fowler: Department’s 1178, August 23. Smuggling situation being currently investigated by us. Morris now quietly conducting investigation. I will forward complete details on both antimony and tungsten as soon as he reports. Although Chinese insist smuggled tungsten does not exceed 2 to 300 tons a year, that much larger amounts are handled is indicated by other sources of information. [Fowler.]