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

1906. ReEmbtel 1818, November 6 and last paragraph Deptel 1019, November 8. Please inform whether following portion draft note to Foreign Office is acceptable “in view of the fact that the properties thus (under terms surplus sales agreement) to be acquired are part of the consideration relating to the agreement, my Govt feels that the Chinese Govt should waive any taxes, fees and other imposts pertaining to the transfer to the United States Govt of such properties.

My Govt is willing to agree, on a reciprocal basis, that all transfer taxes, fees and other imposts be waived in connection with the acquisition of real estate in the United States by the Chinese Govt.”