693.003/6–249: Telegram

The Consul General at Peiping (Clubb) to the Secretary of State

925. ReDeptel 300, May 17.77 Presented May 29 to Chang Tsung-ping (see Contel 912, May 3175) memo based on Depreftel setting [Page 945] forth position re GATT as instructed, for presentation to Minister Industry and Commerce.

Chang informed me today he did not present memo or detailed contents to Yao78 but discussed matter in general terms by phone and was informed Communists had abrogated GATT tariff because agreement was one of treaties signed by Kmt79 government, that matter could perhaps be given consideration again at such time Communist government recognized.

Chang Tung-sun present at today’s conversation re subject.

Sent Department 925; repeated Nanking 605, OffEmb Canton 141, Shanghai 615, Tientsin 55.

  1. See footnote 68, p. 940.
  2. Not printed.
  3. Yao I-lin, Communist official at Peiping.
  4. Kuomintang (Nationalist Party).