893.1561/6–1649: Telegram

The Minister-Counselor of Embassy in China (Clark) to the Secretary of State

Cantel 597. Tung Ling, Vice Foreign Minister, tells me Minister National Defense1 has drawn up definite plan for closure all ports in Communist hands and that in next day or two we would receive formal notification from Chinese Government closure these ports. Action would apply to aircraft as well as surface vessels.2

Sent Department, repeated Nanking 399, Shanghai 342.

  1. Marshal Yen Hsi-shan, President of the Chinese Executive Yuan (premier).
  2. For text of notification dated June 20, see telegram Cantel No. 638, June 23, p. 1103.