761.9327/5–3049: Telegram

The Consul at Tihwa (Paxton) to the Secretary of State

139. Lou states Sino-Soviet air pact renewal for 5 years unchanged, as anticipated ourtel 127, May 18 and Cantel 452, May 23, both to Department, to be signed tomorrow. As Soviet approval other agreements dependent apparently only on this, their signature also expected shortly, Chinese National Government approval having either been already obtained or perhaps deemed no longer essential.

Preparations for trade seem complete. No further details re terms of other pacts, present attitude of Ili dissidents or prospects their return to provincial government yet available.

Sent Department 139, repeated Canton 56, Nanking 100, Shanghai 116.