The Chinese Embassy to the Department of State

The following statement is issued by the Chinese Embassy simultaneously with the British Embassy:

The National Government of the Republic of China and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, having concluded an agreement in April 1942 in regard to terms and conditions of employment of Chinese seamen in British ships in accordance with the principle of equality of treatment with British seamen, and being desirous of maintaining the principle on which that agreement was based, have authorized their respective delegates in London to revise the terms and conditions of employment made under the agreement in the light of any alterations which have taken place since its conclusion and in order to make any adjustment which may now seem necessary for the purpose of giving full effect in the new circumstances to the principle of equality of treatment.