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

1640. ReDeptel 1269, September 3, 6 p. m. At regular weekly press conference September 2 Hollington Tong stated that according to terms of Sino-Soviet air agreement either party can notify the other of its desire to discontinue the pact one year in advance and that the Chinese Government has so notified Soviets.

Tong added that as regards any foreign or private plane which intends to travel in any part of Chinese territory permission is required from the competent Chinese authorities who will consider each case in the light of technical and security conditions.