The Secretary of State to the Secretary of Agriculture (Anderson)

My Dear Mr. Secretary: The receipt is acknowledged of your letter of December 30, 1946 with reference to the suggestion that the joint report of the China–United States Agricultural Mission be published by the two governments simultaneously upon a specified date after having the necessary clearance.

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Publication of the report has been agreed to by the Department and the Embassy in Nanking has been requested to obtain the assent of the Chinese Government.44 You will be notified as soon as a reply has been received from China regarding the publication date.

Sincerely yours,

For the Secretary of State:
William Benton

Assistant Secretary
  1. Telegram No. 335, February 21, 1947, 5 p.m., from the Embassy in China (102.78/2–2147), stated that the Chinese Government had cleared the report for publication and release on February 24; telegram No. 234, February 27, 1947, 3 p.m., to the Embassy in China (102.78/2–2147), stated that the report was released by the Department of Agriculture on February 25. The publication was entitled: Report of the China–United States Agricultural Mission (United States Department of Agriculture, International Agricultural Collaboration Report No. 2, May 1947).