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

No. 3147

Sir: I have the honor to refer to the Embassy’s despatch no. 3014, September 28, 194419 on the subject of postwar Korea, in which it was reported that the proposal for the study of the problem by the United States, China, and Great Britain had been referred to the Minister for Foreign Affairs.20

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There is now enclosed a translation of a third person note dated November 8, 1944, from the Ministry,21 in which it is stated that the Chinese Government is prepared to undertake a study of the question and to exchange opinions and reports with the American and British Governments.22

Respectfully yours,

George Atcheson, Jr.
  1. Not printed.
  2. On September 26.
  3. Not printed.
  4. Despatch 2, December 13, from Chungking, reported that the Chinese Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs (Wu) had indicated, in discussing the draft questionnaire with American and British Embassy representatives on November 28 and 30, that the “Chinese Government was sympathetically inclined toward the ‘Korean Provisional Government’.” (895.50/12–1344)