740.00119 MPC/30: Telegram

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

1962. Foreign Minister Soong this morning asked me to inform Secretary Hull at Moscow that China is completely in agreement with American draft of proposed joint declaration by four powers, that China requests to be consulted by us in case any modification of American draft is considered by Three Power Conference and that China hopes to be informed by us from time to time of the negotiations at Three Power Conference when this subject comes up for discussion. Soong admitted in conversation that he had received the British proposed redraft of the declaration.

In order to preserve security our codes and assuming Department has rapid and direct communication with Secretary Hull at Moscow, I am not repeating foregoing to Moscow. Request instructions for future guidance during presence Secretary at Moscow.