893.50 Recovery/8–348: Telegram

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

1420. For Department, ECA and Agriculture. ReEmbtel 1397, July 30, repeated Shanghai 676, concerning Rural Reconstruction Commission. Re question voting procedure on July 30, we handed to Tung Ling, Foreign Office, brief aide-mémoire stating in part:

“Regarding the voting procedure to be followed by the members of the Commission, it is the understanding of the Embassy that decisions of the Commission should be reached by majority vote of the members there.”

Tung August 2 stated he had sent Embassy similar statement in aide-mémoire but document not yet received here.13 Purpose present telegram is to inform Department and others concerned re this exchange which made with understanding no publication be given thereto.14

Sent Department 1420, repeated Shanghai 687.

  1. The aide-mémoire was received by the Embassy on August 4.
  2. In telegram No. 1110, August 3, 3 p.m., to the Ambassador in China, the Department indicated its approval and that of the ECA regarding this voting procedure (893.50 Recovery/7–3148).