026 China/7–2949

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

Chinese White Paper

I left with the President the memorandum on the China White Paper,45 first of all going through with him the various questions to ask whether he wished to decide them now or later.

The President decided the White Paper would be released and it should be released as soon as possible. He will be given a copy to read over the weekend. He and I thought tentatively that probably the very last part of next week would be the best time. Statements by him and [Page 1391] me will be given to him on Monday, and he will tell us then the exact date, so that we can go ahead with sending out copies, etc., etc.

Dean Acheson
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