893.86/6: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in China ( Gauss )

1480. In view of General Stilwell’s disinclination, as indicated in your 1851, October 4, 9 a.m., to receive deserting Chinese seamen into the forces under his command, it is suggested that you discuss this matter with Dr. Soong, who is thoroughly familiar with the [Page 811] problem, and explore the possibility of the Chinese making some other arrangement for looking after deserting Chinese seamen who may be deported from this country to India.