241 Officer to Department of External Affairs
Cablegram 58 NANKING, 4 February 1949, 12.00 noon
IMMEDIATE TOP SECRET
Your telegram 24.  What I suggest is a very brief statement on the lines of that in my immediately following telegram.
2. This avoids any detailed references to the existing situation.
I think this is desirable to prevent any possible suspicion of 'interference in China's internal affairs'.