393.1115/1–2249: Telegram

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

95. In making recommendations contained (2) your 187 Jan 22 have you taken into consideration repercussions particularly on Amer community Shanghai which would result therefrom? You will recall (penultimate sentence para 1 Deptel 1691 Nov 23 and ultimate para [Page 664] Deptel 2078 Dec 222) that it has been made clear both in this country and in China that this Govt intended maintain at full strength its diplomatic and consular representation in China and that in any unforeseen evacuation in extremis US business and missionary personnel would be accorded same facilities as official personnel.