Memorandum of Conversation, by the Director of the Office of Chinese Affairs (Sprouse)

Mr. Daridan80 called this afternoon and during the course of his conversation informed me that the French Embassy had this morning received a telegram from the Foreign Office giving the gist of a note from the British Embassy in Paris regarding the British views on the question of recognition of the Chinese Communist regime. (This note is identical with that presented by the British Embassy to the Department on November 1.) Mr. Daridan said that the Foreign Office would appreciate our cooperation in endeavoring to obtain a delay on the part of the British with regard to possible recognition of the Chinese Communist regime. He concluded that this was the only comment the Foreign Office had made regarding the British note.

  1. Jean Daridan, Counselor of the French Embassy.