310.2/9–1652: Telegram

The Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Gifford) to the Department of State


1533. Dept pass USUN New York. Re Chinese representation FonOff anticipates no difficulty United States–UK delegates working out necessary formulae at New York in view fact Dept’s views as set forth in tel 1815, Sept 12 (110 to USUN September 8) appear to UK to be in line with “moratorium understanding” this question.

In course conversation FonOff mentioned its concern with Chinese representative question in relation to WHO. UK believes that concurrence in its readmission to and reassessment its share of WHO could be interpreted as implying recognition Chinese Nationalist Government which UK wishes to avoid. Point is evidently worrying FonOff, particularly fact Dept is actively supporting Chinese Nationalists.