243 Officer to Evatt
Cablegram 67 NANKING, [5 February 1949], 1.10 p.m.
MOST IMMEDIATE TOP SECRET
Reference your telegram 25. 
I have no hope of any early reaction from the other side. I have
found a way of sending to them a copy of remarks I made on 2nd
February but it will be some time before the channel I have used
can bring me a reply.
2. There is no possibility of contact here or nearby and I have
explained in my telegram 54  why I cannot try to make direct
contact at Peking.
3. I trust you will consider that you can make a statement on the
lines suggested in my telegram 59  on possibly 9th February,
without any prior response from the other side. I do not think
that they or anyone could take exception to the making of such a
statement. Appropriately broadcast, it would serve to remind them
that the world outside is expecting them to start negotiating. But
the time is pressing and unless it is done quickly it probably
will be too late. 
[FA:OUTWARD ORIGINAL (TS) 1948-50]