893.00/1–2349: Telegram

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

94. Urtels 186 Jan 22 and 197 Jan 23. Dept considers incredible Li Tsung-jen seek US statement indicating support for purpose strengthening his position while at same time arranging tentative agreement with USSR calling for elimination US influence from China. If opportunity presents itself, you should express to Li’s representative views along foregoing lines.

Dept agrees conclusions urtel 186.