851G.00/4–2849: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Consulate General at Saigon 1


69. Urtel 129, Apr 28.2 You shld indicate to DuGardier3 U.S. Govt has no intention recognizing Chi Commie regime precipitously, and that in any case Chi Commies have not organized themselves into govt to be recognized; that we see no objection for time being trade Commie-controlled areas China through private channels so long as commodities of strategic importance Sov area not involved; that U.S. considering application export controls China for purpose prohibiting or restricting strategic items primarily with view prevent their re-export [Page 21] via China to USSR, eastern Europe and northern Korea. For urinfo, matter recognition has been discussed Brit and Fr Embs here. Our position vis-à-vis trade has been discussed Brit and intend take up with Fr Emb shortly.

  1. Repeated by the Department as 1384 to Paris.
  2. Not printed.
  3. Diplomatic counselor to the French High Commissioner in Indochina.