893.50 Recovery/6–948

Memorandum of Telephone Conversation, by the Assistant Chief of the Division of Chinese Affairs (Sprouse)

I telephoned Mr. Tsui43 this morning to inform him that while the administrative terms to govern the disbursement of the $125 million grants under the China Aid Act had been decided upon by the President, we could not communicate them to the Chinese Embassy until final Congressional action had been taken on the appropriations for the China Aid Act. I explained that these terms had been determined some time ago but that on each occasion when we had been on the verge of forwarding them to the Chinese Embassy Congressional action during the hearings on the appropriation bill had made necessary a further postponement. I concluded that I was conveying this; information to him informally and in confidence.

  1. Tsui Tswen-ling, Counselor of the Chinese Embassy.