893.48/4–1247: Telegram

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

479. You are authorized to reply to Chinese request for post UNRRA relief along lines para 3 Ur 798 Apr 12 but should include a note of caution stating that once Congress has provided authorization final determination will depend upon ability of Chinese Govt to justify US aid. Emb should undertake exploratory talks re tentative conditions and justifications of needs keeping Dept advised of developments Reur 777 Apr 10. Sent Nanking as Depts 479 repeated Shanghai as Depts 662.

Acheson