893.50 Recovery/10–1248: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Consul General at Tientsin (Smyth)49

194. From Lapham, ECA. Reurtel 284 October 12, 1948. Glad to report ECA does not have and has not had any intention alter plans assist North China. Despite serious military situation agree [Page 641] it important for reasons you state to continue not only food and raw material shipments but also plans for capital replacements. Following discussions here all concerned agree this policy. [Lapham, ECA.]

  1. Repeated as telegram No. 1468, October 19, 6 p.m., to the Ambassador in China.