811.79693/8–3046: Telegram

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

727. For attention Powell. Panam26 just advises that airport Hong Kong inadequate for larger planes and company doubts if it can serve Hong Kong in foreseeable future. You will therefore disregard that part Deptel 708 Sept 4 which suggests putting Hong Kong on route 2 and Canton on route 3 without optional interchange, endeavoring to retain original language granting optional privilege at Canton and Hong Kong on both routes.

Sent to Nanking; repeated to Shanghai as Deptel 1603.

  1. Pan American World Airways System.