740.0011 P.W./2–645: Telegram

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

266. The Department is in agreement with the policy adopted by the Embassy and General Wedemeyer as set forth in the second paragraph of your telegram no. 177, February 6, 2 p.m.

Questions arising out of the entry into China of French troops or guerrillas are, of course, matters to be settled directly by the French and Chinese, but this would not preclude the American military and other authorities from being helpful to the French where feasible and [Page 51] appropriate as, for example, in arranging for supplying medicines. The Chinese should, of course, be informed of any supplies given to the French under such circumstances.