738. Telegram 137 to Prague1

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137. Eyes only Johnson.

You should inform Wang on October 31 that for administrative reasons you request postponement next meeting from November 2 to Thursday, November 8.
In view your assessment that Chinese Communists may move toward suspension or termination of talks next meeting Osborn should urgently update historical review of talks and forward to Department, if possible prior next meeting, as it might be required on short notice. Also have Osborn prepare condensed summary of talks suitable for publishing in three or four pages Current Foreign Relations.
  1. Source: Department of State, Central Files, 611.93/10–2456. Secret; Limit Distribution. Drafted by McConaughy; cleared in substance by Phleger and Dulles and by Sebald.