893.00/7–1747: Telegram

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

897. I was glad that you had an opportunity to have such a talk as is reported in your 1541 July 17. I share your views that conditions prevailing in China require of the Generalissimo that he take effective measures to revitalize his regime. To this end a first step would seem to be that he divest himself of incompetent military and civil officials. However for the reasons implicit in my 821 July 3 noon I think it inappropriate for us make specific recommendations in writing.

I take it that you will show this correspondence to Gen. Wedemeyer whom I have of course assured that he will be kept currently informed of matters having a bearing on his mission.