611.9331/11–1745: Telegram

The Chargé in China ( Robertson ) to the Secretary of State

2000. Dept was correct in assumption that Embassy had already (ReDeptel 1828, November 9, and representations made by Henry Kay, General Agent, American President Lines, Shanghai) discussed this matter with highest levels Chinese Government and with Arthur Young, Financial Adviser, and L. K. Little, Inspector General, Chinese Customs. Already approved by Ministry of Finance and scheduled for decision by Executive Yuan, November 20, is proposal for temporary waiving of principal export trade controls (sent to Department and Commerce, repeated to Shanghai) and exchange restrictions in order to expedite resumption of trade as key to rehabilitation of Chinese commercial centers.