228 Officer to Department of External Affairs
Cablegram 327 NANKING, 1 December 1948, 12.30 a.m.
IMMEDIATE TOP SECRET
My telegram 322  and paragraph 11 of Fuhrman's telegram 291.
 Commonwealth representatives have discussed the question of moving from Nanking. They have come to the conclusion that unless the Government provided all necessary facilities both for transporting the Mission and accommodating it at the new capital, they would remain at Nanking.
2. This decision has since been discussed with the United States Ambassador and the French, Netherlands and Belgian Ambassadors who all agree.
3. It should, of course, be kept most secret as should it be known it would prejudice our relations here so long as the Government remains.