646G.9331/7–3049: Telegram

The Consul at Shanghai (McConaughy) to the Secretary of State



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Hinke8 has observed apparent reluctance on part British Minister (Commercial)9 to take seriously need for realistic rational export controls at Hong Kong, a problem which will become pressing once Communists take Canton. Until British agree to some effective supervision over Hong Kong exports to Communist China, western powers will obviously lack essential economic leverage for dealing with Communists on important problems. Unaware any satisfactory substitute for export controls at Hong Kong.

  1. Frederick W. Hinke, Consul and Commercial Attaché in China at Shanghai.
  2. John Colville Hutchison.