893.00/7–1149: Telegram

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

Cantel 712. As Department aware my efforts Canton cause cessation indiscriminate bombing have met only with expressions firm [Page 1120]determination take full advantage that means harassing Communists, but with categorical statement that definite instructions bad been issued to CAF to bomb only military objectives, Shanghai’s 2666, July 8, repeated Canton 864.36 Government here does not control CAF; consequently representations Canton likely have little effect. Nevertheless have taken every opportunity raise subject [with] Generalissmo37 camp here, last being Wu Tieh-cheng.38

As Generalissmo controls CAF, Department may wish call in Chinese Ambassador and stress inflammatory situation which is resulting from use of American supplied equipment. Koo may have direct access to Generalissimo. It might even be well suggest that continued indiscriminate bombing might prejudice consideration ECA39 requests outlined Toeca 344, July 7.40

Repeated Shanghai 410.

Clark
  1. Not printed.
  2. Chiang Kai-shek.
  3. Minister without Portfolio.
  4. Economic Cooperation Administration.
  5. See footnote 29, p. 796.