811.91293/12–3145: Telegram

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

2250. Representations have been made to Foreign Office on three occasions regarding Edgar Snow (Deptels 1935, Dec 4, 7 p.m.; 1971, Dec 11, 6 p.m.; 2066, Dec 27, 1 p.m.6) Entry permission has not been refused by Foreign Office, as stated in American press. Matter is still under consideration. For your confidential information, we understand T. V. Soong is delaying decision. Minister of Information agrees with Embassy that exclusion of Snow would do Govt more harm than Snow could possibly do, however antagonistic his attitude might be. We are pressing for favorable decision.7

Robertson
  1. Telegrams Nos. 1971 and 2066.
  2. A memorandum of conversation, by the Assistant Chief of the Division of Chinese Affairs (Drumright), February 26, 1946, stated that the Counselor of the Chinese Embassy (Chen) had called by telephone and said that the Chinese Government had given permission for Mr. Edgar Snow to enter China (811.91293/2–2646).