811.203/284: Telegram

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

748. Embassy’s 725, May 17, 2 p.m.9 At the Foreign Office this morning May 21 Kuo Cheng Wu (Dr. K. C. Wu) and I signed and exchanged the notes on military jurisdiction10 as set forth in the telegram under reference. Both notes were accompanied by agreed upon Chinese translations which were also signed at the request of Dr. Wu who stated that this was contemplated in the oral arrangements previously come to with the Embassy.

Dr. Wu stated that the Foreign Office plans to publish the notes in the Chinese press tomorrow with a short explanation to the effect that they constitute an arrangement similar to arrangements entered into between the United States and various countries during the last war and also entered into between the United States and Great Britain and a number of other countries during the present war.

  1. Not printed.
  2. For text, see Department of State Executive Agreement Series No. 360, or 57 Stat. 1248.