711.932/10–2148: Telegram

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

1955. Substance first 4 paragraphs Deptel 1435, October 12 made available to Foreign Office Treaty Department officials, who now studying Department recommendations that paragraph 2 Protocol of Exchange of Ratifications be not amended. As Chinese arguments favoring amendment somewhat fuzzy, we have asked them to consult together further and give us opinions in writing. Legislative Yuan Foreign Affairs Committee October 14 held hearing on Treaty ratification including Senate reservation. Meeting attended by Foreign Office Treaty Department officials as well as representatives Ministries of Interior and Education and Academia Sinica. Press reports on meeting indicate agreement reached to accept reservation. Treaty Department officials October 20 stated, however, that committee which had several more discussions on subject, has not yet drawn up its recommendations to be submitted to General Assembly of Legislative Yuan which Yuan in turn will then submit its recommendations to Executive Yuan. Latter will thereupon instruct Foreign Office as to action to be taken.

Reference second last sentence last paragraph Deptel, does Department plan send to Embassy photostatic copies of Treaty in both languages?