893.50/299a: Telegram

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

602. Department looks forward to receiving concise report by air mail of Industrial Reconstruction Planning Conference and the 140 [Page 853] proposals for industrial reconstruction reportedly discussed and presented to Central Government for consideration. Also details of Sixteenth Annual Meeting of Chinese Economic Society and its recommendations. Was any official sanction given at either of these conferences to the so-called “Draft Outline of the Principles for China’s Post-war Economic Reconstruction”. Details of the Five Year Postwar Industrial Reconstruction Plan for China which Chinese broadcasts report were formulated at the Conference and of Doctor Wong Wen-hao’s18 suggestion that part of the industrial equipment in Japan should be turned over to China after the conclusion of the war to implement this plan would be of particular interest.19

  1. Chinese Minister of Economic Affairs.
  2. See despatch No. 1196, May 18, from the Chargé in China, p. 854.