711.9327/11–646: Telegram

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

1003. I am pleased to note that negotiations for air transport agreement with China approach successful conclusion. Dept and CAB attach importance to early signature. You may therefore wish to take early opportunity to emphasize this fact to Generalissimo with view to expediting final action before Nov 12 when presumably National Assembly will monopolize official attention.45

Sent to Nanking; reptd Shanghai as Deptel 2023 for info Powell.

  1. The National Assembly was scheduled to meet November 12. It did not convene until November 15.