The Deputy Under Secretary of State (Rusk) to Dr. Kan Chieh-hou, Personal Representative of the Acting President of China

My Dear Mr. Kan: I wish to acknowledge your letter of October 30 regarding the situation in the Far East. We cannot, of course, respond to all of the many rumors which circulate these days on the subject of China. This particular one is without foundation.

Sincerely yours,

Dean Rusk