800.00 Summaries/8–844: Telegram

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

1356. We have found the improved informational service of great interest and value especially in the first period after its inception (ReDepts circular airgram [August] 4, 5 p.m.66); there appears lately to have been some falling off.

Vice President Wallace assured us on his own initiative before he left that we would be fully informed in regard to his conversations with Chiang Kai Shek but we have not received such information although [Page 246] we have received instructions in connection with those conversations (your 829, June 1567). We would also be interested in learning the nature of the 12 points which Chiang requested Mr. Wallace to bring to President’s attention (your 955, July 14). We are working largely in the dark in these matters.68

  1. Not printed.
  2. Ante, p. 102.
  3. Referring to the above message, the Acting Secretary of State, in telegram No. 1063, August 11, 5 p.m., to the Ambassador in China, stated: “Full summary of Vice President’s conversations with Chiang forwarded to you by pouch several weeks ago. Stettinius.” See footnote 42, p. 231.