026 China/6–3049

Memorandum by the Secretary of State of a Conversation With President Truman

China White Paper

I informed the President of the steps recently taken to expedite this work. He approved of them, and said that he hoped the paper could be gotten out well before the adjournment of Congress and thought that the end of July would be satisfactory. He was anxious to have the paper made as good as possible during the time at our disposal. He thought that it was important to have a short paper stressing the highlights of the Chinese White Paper.