740.00119 P. W./9–145: Telegram

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

1492. The following message is from Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek for President Truman.

“The United States Fleet and United States Forces are welcome at any port in China. The British Fleet and British Forces and other imperialist forces are not welcome in China. I respectfully request that if and when the American Fleet enters any China port it will not be accompanied by any British ships or contingent.”