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

1765. Nanking Central Daily News, Government-controlled organ, of September 25 states Government has under consideration Soviet “formal demand” for Sino-Soviet air agreements, and that Government would welcome new air agreement in interest maintaining Sino-Soviet air communications; and that agreement must be “new” and “without connection” with former agreement except that the aerial routes covered should be the same as those previously provided for.

Ministry Communications spokesman has Verified USIS37 report in interview with American correspondent, stating Cental News broke story without authorization. Also stated that time and place new negotiations not yet set.

Sent Department, repeated Shanghai 852.

  1. United States Information Service.