The Chinese Chargé (Liu Chieh) to the Secretary of State

Sir: With reference to the provision of Article I of the Agreement dated February 4, 1941, between the National Government of the [Page 851] Republic of China, Central Bank of China, National Resources Commission, and the Export-Import Bank of Washington, relative to a loan of $50,000,000 to the Central Bank,44 to the effect that advances on account of the loan will not be made to the Central Bank subsequent to December 31, 1941, and with further reference to the provision of the Amendatory Agreements dated December 30, 1941 and December 30, 1942, I have the honor to inform you that the Chinese Government has authorized a further extension of that provision of the Agreement to June 30, 1944.

I am instructed to state that the following individuals, as representatives of the several parties to the Loan Agreement above referred to, have been invested with due authority to execute any and all documents necessary or convenient in connection with or to effect the further extension of the above mentioned provision of the Loan Agreement: namely, for the National Government of the Republic of China, Dr. Sao-Ke Alfred Sze, Advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; for the Central Bank of China, Mr. Hsi Te-Mou, Representative of the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank of China; and for the National Resources Commission, Dr. Kan Lee, Commercial Counselor of the Chinese Embassy. All documents executed by them under this authority will be legally valid under the laws of the Republic of China.

I shall be grateful if you will be so good as to transmit the above information to the Export-Import Bank of Washington and the Metals Reserve Company.

Accept [etc.]

Liu Chieh
  1. See note of January 6, 1941, from the Chinese Ambassador, Foreign Relations, 1941, vol. v, p. 593.