124.936/1–945: Telegram

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

30. Since December 6 Embassy has sponsored weekly meetings of representatives of U. S. Government civilian and other agencies for initial purpose of coordinating their activities to prevent duplication and conflicts. (ReEmbs 1972 December 7, 4 p.m.33 and despatches 3215, Dec. 9,34 22, December 20,35 et cetera.)

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Embassy now working closely with General Wedemeyer on plan to coordinate activities all American intelligence agencies including United States Naval Group and OSS which are not entirely under theater commander with a view to coordinating appropriate activities with wishes of Military Intelligence Section of Headquarters.

These meetings continue to be heartily endorsed by all agencies concerned and Embassy believes their institution furthers American interests in this area. Embassy will continue to sponsor meetings as long as they appear to serve useful purpose. Meanwhile Embassy requests that Department indicate its reaction to them and to our intention to take lead in further attempts to coordinate work of American agencies in China to adopt common lines of approaching Chinese Government agencies and to render maximum possible assistance to theater commander in war effort against Japan.


[For two memoranda prepared in the Office of Far Eastern Affairs dated January 12, 1945, for possible use by President Roosevelt at the Yalta Conference on the subjects “Outline of Short-Range Objectives and Policies of the United States With Respect to China” and “Outline of Long-Range Objectives and Policies of the United States With Respect to China”, see Foreign Relations, The Conferences at Malta and Yalta, 1945, pages 354, 356. The substance of these short-term and long-term policies is given in the memorandum of January 29, by the Chief of the Division of Chinese Affairs, page 37.]

  1. Not printed.
  2. Despatch No. 3215, December 9, 1944, not printed, but for enclosure, memorandum by the Second Secretary of Embassy, December 6, see Foreign Relations, 1944, vol. vi, p. 202.
  3. Despatch No. 22, December 20, 1944, not printed.