Exchange of views between the United States and China on the future status of Korea and the question of recognizing a provisional Korean Government

[On September 25, 1945, President Chiang Kai-shek made inquiry of the American Embassy in China concerning American policy in regard to Korea in light of present conditions resulting from the surrender of Japan and the liberation of Korea by American and Soviet forces. It was agreed to permit Korean nationalist leaders in exile to return to Korea as individuals. Documentation on the subject of Korea is printed in volume VI, pages 1018 1157.]