800.0146/164: Telegram

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

1351. It is not entirely clear whether the “common understanding” proposed by the Chinese Government (your 1730, September 16) in regard to liberated areas is meant to extend to the Far Eastern region generally or whether (with reference to your 1688, September 12) Chinese interest relates primarily to occupied areas of China.

Please quote in full any portions of note which might tend to clarify this point and at same time state your own understanding of the Chinese intention in this regard.

It is assumed that you have sent a copy of the note in question by air pouch.