393.0015/11–3048: Telegram

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

2365. ReEmbtel 2270, November 20, repeated Shanghai 1639, regarding evacuation to Taiwan of Jewish and other refugees. Foreign Office replied in note dated November 29 that “because of large number refugees involved and shortage of housing and other facilities in Taiwan, it is regretted they cannot be accommodated there”. Note adds “as situation in China still may be regarded as stable, it would appear that refugees may be gradually evacuated to Shanghai to await ships for conveyance to other countries”.

Sent Department 2365; repeated Shanghai 1177, pouched Taipei.