893.00/6–2849: Telegram

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

Cantel 663. Made démarche Li Tsung-jen directly, telCan 375, June 23, repeated Nanking 735, Shanghai 1273, Taipei 149, London 2168, re bombing. He replied that most strict instruction had been issued CAF31 to bomb only military objectives and that great care should be exercised to hit target. He said bombing Anchises was mistake due to over-zealousness CAF in disregard warning deadline. Although he had listened carefully to my remarks, he gave no indication Chinese policy would be altered.

Sent Department Cantel 663, repeated Nanking 442, Shanghai 378, Taipei 51, London unnumbered.

  1. Chinese Air Force.