893.50 Recovery/6–248: Telegram

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

824. Dept requested Emb delete Art VIII and renumber subsequent articles in text presented Chinese (Embtel 989 June 2) because Dept, in consultation ECA and NAC, had not decided whether Art VIII should be included and did not wish reveal uncertainty to Chinese. However, in view probability inclusion this article, Dept believed subsequent telegraphic references draft agreement would be facilitated if text Deptel 774, May 24 retained Art VIII and remaining articles numbered correspondingly. Dept still awaiting final NAC comment Art VIII.