711.9327/2–1848: Telegram

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

272. If Chinese open consultation with discussion Hong Kong–Shanghai problem on basis technical status Kiatak Airport, Dept wishes reaffirm position outlined first three sentences, para 2, Deptel 1535, Dec 19.27 US should not be drawn into argument over status Kowloon area and should state question is problem between Chinese and UK.

Sent Nanking 272; rptd Shanghai 304.