893.50 Recovery/6–248: Telegram

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

989. Clarification urgently desired regarding article VIII in draft China aid bilateral agreement with specific regard last sentence paragraph 2, Deptel 773, May 24, 8 p.m., instructing Embassy to delete that article and parenthetical note in text presented Chinese, with subsequent articles being renumbered accordingly.

Foregoing already done but Deptels 814 and 815, both May 29, 6 p.m., indicated Department continues consider Article VIII still in draft with remaining articles as originally numbered.

Re query in Deptel 815, May 29, 6 p.m., concerning text of article III, Embassy did make available to Chinese text this article. Embassy comment on this and other points raised two Deptels, May 29, will follow.84

  1. Comment not found in Department files.