893.79694/1–2248: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Consul General at Shanghai (Cabot)

122. For Jarvis from AV.21 SCAP22 has notified Washington by cable Jan 10 favorable consideration to be given CNAC request Shanghai–Tokyo operation on condition a) own logistical support provided, b) evidence presented that CNAC designated by China for northern route under bilateral with US.

Dept taking immediate steps attempt correct b) above in view non-applicability bilateral this service. SCAP apparently confusing China–US route via Tokyo under bilateral with Shanghai–Tokyo route which in no way affects US territory.

Above may be useful discussions with Chinese.

Sent Shanghai as 122; rptd Tokyo as 19. [AV.]

  1. Aviation Division.
  2. Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers, Japan.