811.42700 SE/7–747: Telegram

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

1468. ReDeptel 808, June 30, 7 p.m. Embassy would appreciate knowing if new draft on Fulbright Agreement has yet been handed to Chinese Embassy at Washington. Even though the Ministry of Education has approved the draft as stated in Embassy’s 1350, June 20, Embassy now understands that Foreign Office has interested itself in the question. Will probably propose number of additional changes. Embassy believes that our present favorable position on this draft will in all probability be compromised unless speedy action is taken.

Embassy would also appreciate knowing if any consideration has been given by the Department to the provision of a certain amount of dollar exchange without which proper implementation of program will be impossible. There is no reason to believe that the Chinese Government [Page 1279] would be willing to provide dollar entrance [exchange] nor in the Embassy’s opinion would it be wise to raise the issue.22

  1. In telegram No. 848, July 10, 4 p.m., the Department indicated it was not authorized to provide dollar exchange for implementation of the program.