693.119/5–449: Telegram

The Secretary of Stale to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Douglas)

1517. Fol is text Deptel 841 responsive ConGen Shanghai’s recommendations to general effect that it be authorized tell Chi Commies when they take over Shanghai that availability US imports will depend favorable recommendation ConGen, or alternatively that oil companies be requested agree tell Commies that petroleum imports depend large measure reports ConGen. ConGen envisages prerequisite favorable recommendation would be Commie assurances respect normal functions and prerogatives consular and diplomatic establishments and reasonable treatment private American interests.

[Here follows text of telegram No. 841, May 3, 7 p. m., to the Consul General at Shanghai, printed on page 936.]