846G.79693/6–948: Telegram

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

1037. Yu Ta-wei, Minister Commerce [Communications], who has been ill, told us today that he wished shortly to reopen question of [Page 798] Hong Kong–Shanghai air traffic. He reiterated that China could not afford to open it upon a Fifth Freedom basis to other countries as well as ourselves.

Sent Department 1037; repeated Shanghai 459.

Stuart