396.1 GE/7–1454: Telegram
The United States Delegation to the Department of State
Secto 608. Repeated information Paris 59. Limit distribution. Eyes only Dillon. Offroy informs us that in course of conversation between members of French Delegation and Wang Ping-nan, Secretary General of Chinese Communist Delegation, latter referred to discussions between Dong and Mendes-France re demarcation line (Secto 6041). Wang Ping-nan stated that French should make some further concession [Page 1374] and implied that Viet Minh would be prepared to meet this with even greater concession. French representatives reiterated firm position re Dong Hoi line.