893.00/3–447: Telegram

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

439. Following from Taipei:

“March 3, 3 p.m. City tense. Relatively little shooting but four Formosans known killed today. Govt and people representatives yesterday held public discussion of demands for reform, to be formulated by March 10, pending which terms for solving present armed crisis were agreed upon by both sides and announced. So far these are not implemented. Foreign community has no difficulties and continues to be cheered in street.”