3. Editorial Note

On January 6 President Eisenhower transmitted to the Senate the Mutual Defense Treaty between the United States and the Republic of China, signed at Washington on December 2, 1954, together with a covering message to the Senate dated January 6, a report from Secretary of State John Foster Dulles to the President, dated December 22, 1954, notes exchanged by Secretary Dulles and Foreign Minister [Page 6]George K.C. Yeh on December 10, 1954, and various public statements made in connection with the signing of the treaty. The President’s message and the enclosures are printed in S. Exec. A, 84th Cong., 1st sess., which is reprinted in Executive Sessions of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (Historical Series), volume VII, 1955 (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1978), pages 774–781. The treaty and the notes are printed in 6 UST 433; the President’s message, the Secretary’s report, and the notes are printed in Department of State Bulletin, January 24, 1955, pages 150–152. For documentation concerning the treaty and the exchange of notes, see Foreign Relations, 1952–1954, volume XIV, Part 1, pages 555 ff.