Memorandum of Conversation, by Mr. Troy L. Perkins of the
Division of Far Eastern Affairs16
[Washington,] April 21, 1943.
Mr. Tsui called at the Department on the morning of April 21 and handed Mr.
Perkins an informal typed statement which he stated could be used in lieu of
an oral statement, and which he said was to be considered as in continuation
of an aide-mémoire left with the Secretary by
Ambassador Wei at the time of his April 10 call. The typed statement reads
- “1. The Chinese Ambassador begs to refer to the request he
made in his communication of April 10, 1943 that the
observations of his government on H. R. 2076 should be
communicated to the Chairmen of the Foreign Relations and
Immigration Committees of the Senate.
- “2. The Chinese Ambassador pointed out that negotiations have
been engaged with the British Government in regard to providing
equality of treatment in conditions of work and scale of wages
for Chinese seamen.
- “3. The Chinese Ambassador wishes now to communicate that
these negotiations are being undertaken by the Minister for
Foreign Affairs of China and the British Ambassador at
Washington, and a definite conclusion is expected in a few days.
The Chinese Ambassador would be very grateful if this
information could also be conveyed to the two Chairmen of the