711.9327/2–2748: Telegram

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

316. Re formal consultation under air transport agreement due to commence Mar 4. If agenda for consultation is discussed Emb should inform Chinese US desires discuss Ministry of Communications Regulation dated Dec 1, 1947 (permit for foreign airlines to do business in China) indicating US believes certain provisions regulation inconsistent with terms bilateral. Dept will cable views re specific articles considered in conflict with agreement.

Sent Nanking as 316; rptd Shanghai as 363.