711.93/7–1149: Telegram

The Minister-Counselor of Embassy in China (Clark) to the Secretary of State

Cantel 710. Chinese Government press and radio increasingly critical US policy toward China. Seized Olive’s arrest84 for instance as peg to blame wrong policy result refusing withdraw diplomatic personnel from Nanking and seeking trade with Communists.

Chen Tai-chu, head American Section Foreign Office, indicated to us this and other similar press comment directly attributable Chinese fear upcoming Department White Paper85 be published. Impression received during conversation that more same type criticism our policy probable until decision reached on publication White Paper.

  1. William M. Olive, Vice Consul at Shanghai; for documentation, see pp. 1199 ff.
  2. For further documentation on this subject, see vol. ix, pp. 1365 ff.