893.48/6–1847: Telegram

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

1324. Embassy has now received from Foreign Office detailed requests for post-UNRRA relief along lines described Embassy’s telegram [Page 1318] 1274 [1275], June 12, 11 a.m., together with request third meeting Sino–U. S. working group be held June 20 to discuss them.

Embassy expressed unwillingness to discuss request (copies being airmailed39) without opportunity to inspect them closely and agreed meeting be held June 23. Accordingly Embassy should receive Department’s instructions, especially with reference Embassy’s telegram 1184, May 31, 1 p.m.; Consulate General’s telegram Shanghai 1325, June 1, 1 p.m.;40 Embassy’s telegram 1275, June 12, 11 a.m., and Embassy’s telegram 1276, June 12, noon, to be despatched by urgent telegram from Washington not later than Friday41 p.m. Washington time.

Highly desirable that clear cut statements of policy and plan for future operation of post-UNRRA relief be given Chinese now.

Sent Department, repeated Shanghai 548.

  1. Despatch No. 817, June 18, not printed.
  2. Telegram No. 1325 not printed.
  3. June 20.