The Secretary of State to the Chinese Ambassador (Wei)
Excellency: I have the honor to refer to your note of May 11, 1944 and to my note of November 6, 1943 and June 13, 1944, in regard to a military service agreement between China and the United States.
The United States Government has customarily excluded from the operation of its military service agreements those nationals of other countries who have declared their intention of becoming American citizens. Although at the time the formal proposal for a military service agreement was made to your Government, by note dated November 6, 1943, this stipulation would not have been pertinent in the cases of Chinese nationals, it has, by virtue of subsequent legislation,1 become so. In as much as this Government considers it desirable as a matter of general policy to include a reservation of this character in such agreements, it is now proposed that the military service agreement between China and the United States include a stipulation that the agreement is not applicable to Chinese nationals who have declared their intention of becoming American citizens.
If your Government is agreeable to the stipulation above proposed, a reply to that effect will be greatly appreciated.