893.248/12–748: Telegram

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

1810. Urtel 2443 Dec. 7. Dept understands ComNavWesPac does not have shipping available remove OAF supplies from Shanghai. In any event use US naval vessels transport between Chinese ports Chinese-owned military matériel previously delivered China under aid program would represent direct participation fratricidal war which contrary established policy. However, Emb should energetically pursue matter with FonOff and ConGen take similar action Shanghai with appropriate Chinese authorities to end that these supplies furnished Chi Govt by US should not be allowed fall into Chi Comm possession. You should suggest to Chi authorities use for removal these supplies shipping turned over by US to Chi Govt.