The American Group of the China Consortium to the Secretary of State
Sir: Reference is made to the recent interchange of the correspondence with regard to the dissolution of the China Consortium, particularly Mr. Lamont’s letter of June 14, 1946 and your reply of July 17, 1946.
Enclosed herewith are copies15 of the following letters:
Letter from the Hongkong and Shanghai [Banking] Corporation on behalf of the English Group dated September 28, 1946.
Reply to the foregoing letter on behalf of the Managing Committee of the American Group.
Letter to the members of the American Group dated October 11, 1946.
You will see from the foregoing letters that the American Group has given authority, so far as it is concerned, to dissolve the Consortium. You will also see that the American Group is to be formally dissolved within the next few weeks.
The question of notifying the Chinese Government was raised in the September 28 letter from Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation. In view of the observations contained in that letter, the American Group does not contemplate any notification to the Chinese Government, but if the Department decides to take any steps along [Page 1349] such lines, the Managing Committee of the American Group would appreciate such information as the Department may see fit to communicate.
On behalf of the Managing Committee of the American Group of the China Consortium
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