811.91293/8–145: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in China (Hurley)

1224. I have given careful consideration to your 1265 August 1. (See also Department’s no. 1177, August 2.83)

I feel that even apart from the question of the appropriateness of a representative of this Government inviting an American publisher to visit a foreign country it would seem wise as a general rule not to issue such invitations and thus avoid any charges of discrimination. Accordingly we are not taking the action in regard to Mr. Luce that you suggest and desire that you likewise refrain from acting in the matter.

  1. Not printed.