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

1818. In effecting transfer to us of real estate under surplus sales agreement,12 question of payment of transfer rates and other taxes arises. Embassy suggests Department may wish authorize negotiation with Chinese for agreement waiving taxes, fees, etc., in connection with purchase government property. In such event please provide draft of proposed agreement, such as Department is said to have effected with other countries.

  1. For correspondence on agreement signed at Shanghai on August 30, see pp. 1033 ff.