244 Officer to Department of External Affairs
Cablegram 71 NANKING, 14 February 1949, 5.15 p.m.
IMMEDIATE TOP SECRET
My telegram No.64  and my immediately preceding telegram 70.
 Acting President to express is being very reticent about any
action by [United Nations].  He is fearful of any more which
might prejudice his efforts to open negotiations on which he will
make a broadcast speech to-night. He wishes probably to know
([possibly] from the Yen Mission) the attitude of the Communists.
2. Sun Fo on the contrary has come out with fill support of your
proposal (which is in line with his earlier attempt to secure the
good offices of the big four). I fear his main object is to try
and put the Communists in the wrong and that the only result may
be to embarrass the Acting President.
[FA:OUTWARD ORIGINAL (TS) 1948-50]