893.00/6–2749: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Consul General at Hong Kong (Hopper)

635. Reurtel 380, June 27, Dept has found this report of considerable interest as indicating possible alignments various Chi elements and hopes contacts can be continued and further info reported. As for direct questions raised by informants, if Amer source replies he might limit himself to expressing personal view that Amer Govt has continuously favored and long worked for emergence of united, stable and truly independent China; emphasis under present circumstances w[ou]ld be on genuine independence of regime, as prerequisite to eventual unity and representative govt.

It would obviously be inappropriate for this Govt to furnish financial support to parties or polit elements in another country.