The Consul at Tihwa (Paxton) to the Secretary of State
[Received May 19—12:21 p. m.]
127. Lou, Assistant to Foreign Affairs delegate, declares positively he has been present at all meetings discussing air pact and it has not yet been signed pending Moscow’s approval 5-year renewal same terms (reEmbtel to Department 1035, May 16, and third paragraph ourtel to Department 115, May 535). Since proposed by Chinese Government Soviet approval alone needed. However, Lou hinted intimate connection between status air and economic pacts (originally General Chang’s idea) and Chang’s continued stay Peiping.
Tao has returned from Lanchow (reourtel to Department 121, May 1134).[Page 1056]
Department please pass ourtel to Department 115, May 5 to Shanghai as Tihwa’s unnumbered.
Repeated OffEmb Canton 46, Nanking 94, Shanghai 114.