761.932/2–149: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in China (Stuart)

215. Report any available info re alleged concession mineral rights to USSR in NW China or Sinkiang envisaged in prospective Sino-Russian Commerical Agreement (urtel 372 Feb 11,16 338 Feb 8 and 283 Feb 1). Precise info needed as to nature of rights, territorial extent, duration, whether exploration and exploitation to be by Russian or joint Sino-Russ Co organized under Chinese law. Dept needs info to evaluate effect US rights under 1946 treaty.17

  1. Not printed.
  2. Treaty of friendship, commerce, and navigation signed at Nanking, November 4, 1946, Department of State, Treaties and Other International Acts Series No. 1871, or 63 Stat. (pt. 2) 1299.