120.377/10–1948: Telegram

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

1933. In view belief Peiping ConGen that language teachers would be available that city under Communist control and other reasons advanced Peiping telegram 364, October 14 to Department, repeated Nanking 554, we are willing to accept his recommendations that language school be maintained Peiping at least for those students who have had more than 6 months’ study. Dependents of student language officers would, however, be evacuated as other consular dependents if situation warrants. Should it prove impracticable continue school after Communists take over, advanced students should, we believe, be assigned to posts in free China where they are badly needed with prospect continuing their studies later date.

Sent Department 1933, repeated Peiping 187.