The Acting Secretary of State to the Secretary of State, at San Francisco11a
31. Understand Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs may approach you in regard to assistance of this Government, particularly the Bureau of Reclamation, in connection with Yangtze Gorge hydroelectric power project. This matter is now under consideration in the Department and attitude of interested divisions, as far as determined, [Page 1428]apparently not favorable. Clayton12 will be prepared to discuss the question with you and Minister Soong.