The Minister-Counselor of Embassy in China (Clark) to the Secretary of State
[Received March 14—5:10 a. m.]
Cantel 136. FonOff confirms arrival Tihwa Soviet air experts to negotiate extension Sino-Soviet air agreement. Director American Department says Minister Communications will conduct the negotiations with Commissioner Foreign Affairs, Tihwa, Liu, present. Chen indicated Chinese seek greater participation operation, but was not informed re monopolistic provisions. Shall inquire Minister Communications this regard.
Sent Department; repeated Nanking 115, Shanghai 82.