740.00119 P. W./9–645: Telegram

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

1532. The proposal outlined in Deptstel 1379, August 31, 8 p.m., has not thus far been raised with the Chinese Government by the French Embassy. Should it be raised, the Chinese Government will state that plans and troop dispositions for the surrender of the China theater sector of French Indo-China, made in full accordance with General Order No. 1, are now so far advanced that it would not be practicable from military point of view to accede to the French request.

General Wedemeyer has expressed to me full concurrence.