The Appointed Ambassador in China (Hurley) to the Secretary of State
[Received January 24.]
Sir: The appointed Ambassador has the honor to transmit herewith a copy of an article regarding postwar policy toward economic enterprises which appeared in the Government sponsored National Herald, English language newspaper of Chungking, December 29, 1944.
The article quotes a statement attributed to a spokesman of the Supreme National Defense Council. When asked by a member of the Embassy for a copy of the policy statement agreed upon by the Council, General Wu Te-chen, Secretary-General of the Central Executive Committee of the Kuomintang, replied that it had appeared in the press on December 29th. It is believed, therefore, that the press statement was fully authorized.
It may be remarked that the contents of the statement as published in the National Herald conform closely to information contained in previously transmitted memoranda of conversations between Government and Party leaders, and members of the Embassy. It is consistent also with the statements of Dr. Sun Fo2 in a recent address. A copy of his statement was enclosed with despatch no. 3212, on December 8, 1944,3 entitled “Address by Dr. Sun Fo on China’s Postwar Economic Policy.”