693.0031 Tibet/7–1548: Telegram

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

1058. ReEmbtel 1284, July 14, Chinese Ambassador called on Secretary July 1514 and as he was leaving left aide-mémoire on Tibetan Trade Mission containing following four points:

[Here follows substance of four points in Chinese aide-mémoire printed on page 761.]

Chi Ambassador was informed that ConGen Hong Kong had not in fact visaed Tibetan travel documents but had placed visas on separate form. Koo also informed that US Govt attitude had not undergone change as regards general question of Chinese sovereignty over Tibet. Emb instructed inform Vice Minister FonOff orally along these lines. Emb might also indicate to Vice Minister that procedure of placing visas on visa application form 1 frequently employed in cases where valid passports not presented by visa applicants or where passports presented have been issued by country not recognized by US.

  1. For memorandum of conversation, see p. 361.