No. 81
Editorial Note

Secretary of State Dulles and British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden discussed the question of restrictions on trade with Communist China on March 5, during a visit to Washington by Eden and British Chancellor of the Exchequer R. A. Butler. A joint communiqué issued on March 7 included an announcement that the British Government intended to introduce restrictions to ensure that ships under British registry would not carry strategic materials to China and that ships carrying strategic cargoes to China should not be bunkered in British ports; it also stated that both governments would concert their efforts to secure the cooperation of other maritime and trading nations in such measures. For the text of the communiqué and a record of the March 5 meeting, see volume VI.