893.50/2–1045: Telegram

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

[Extract]

203. Franklin Ho, Deputy Secretary General, Central Planning Board and Vice Minister [of] Economic Affairs, stated February 8 that master plan for postwar economic reconstruction may not be finished before year end. (ReEmbstel 1767, November 3).6

Formulation of plan awaits completion of plans for individual industries and some industry plans immediately. Power reportedly completed while others including transportation are not. Plans for given industries said to require further revision when integrated in master plan.

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Hurley