The Chargé in China ( Atcheson ) to the Secretary of State
[Received March 21—4:12 a.m.]
470. During a call at the Foreign Office March 20, the Political Vice Foreign Minister56 raised the question of the Consular Convention and said that the Chinese draft thereof was embodied in the Chinese draft commercial treaty which would be presented to us as soon as the translation was checked (ReEmbs 464, March 20, 11 a.m.). I therefore suggest that we be authorized to present our draft commercial treaty to the Chinese at once, leaving questions of clarification (ReEmbs 366, March 5, 2 p.m.) for subsequent instruction.
- K. C. Wu.↩