811.2222 (1940)/11–1344

The Chinese Ambassador (Wei) to the Secretary of State

Sir: I have the honor to refer to your note of August 29 in regard to a military service agreement between China and the United States. [Page 1160]It is noted that the United States Government now proposes 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.

In this connection, I wish to refer to the lettered paragraph (c) in your note of November 6, 1943, which contained the above stipulation in substantially the same form, and my note of May 11, 1944, in which I informed you that my Government accepted the reciprocal military service agreement together with the various stipulations enumerated in your note of November 6, 1943.

In view of this fact, I wish to confirm that the agreement is not applicable to Chinese nationals who have declared their intention of becoming American citizens.

Accept [etc.]

Wei Tao-ming