693.119/5–1349: Telegram

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

285. Tel 88278 sent SCAP May 7, for your background information, refers R procedure which now applies Europe and requires license all US exports that area. 1A and 1B lists cover categories exports of greatest strategic importance. 1A list consists items many of which are direct military utility and are for most part embargoed to eastern Europe. 1B list consists capital goods of multi-purpose character subject quantitative restrictions of varying severity for eastern European countries. Most exports that are not on above lists now granted license automatically. Planning announce R procedure China, but intend that controls would be applied primarily prevent transshipment via China to USSR, eastern Europe and north Korea, and that embargoes and quantitative restrictions exports China would at least initially be less severe so long as evidence of reasonable presumption items intended use Chinese civilian economy.

Tel 88278 follows:

[Here follows text of telegram printed on page 977.]