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November 16, 2016
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April 17, 2000
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July 15, 1949
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Approved For Release 2000/05/18.: CIA-RDP82-00457R0030000400 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY REPORT NO. INFORMATION REPORT CD NO. ~-~urA COUNTRY China SUBJECT Negotiations 25X1A PLACE ACQUIRED E 25X1 &C OF INFO. 25X1X A ` tO DATE DISTR. 15 July 1949 NO. OF PAGES 1 NO. OF ENCLS. SUPPLEMENT TO REPORT NO. 1. There are 30,000 tons of iron ore in Tsingtao left from the time of the Japanese occupation, when plans were made to start a small smelter at Tsankou. During the Nationalist control of Tsingtao the National Resources Commission (NRC), after long negotiations, finally sold the ore to S" Ott and Company, Hong Kong, at US $10 a ton, f.o.b. Tsingtao. The shipment was never made because the NRC did not have sufficient funds to pay the railway costs for hauling the cargo from Tsangkou to the Tsingtao wharf aria. 2. Ott recently sent a cable asking if shipment could be made to Japan? At first the Lining and Industrial Section of the Chinese Communist iilitary Control Board was enthusiastic, but later stated that the Communists did not want any trade with Japan because that country was being re--am ed by the United States for eventual war with Communist China. The transaction has died completely, although the Communists still could readily realize US w30O,000 for the ore. This document is --~---.. 0f }N jD cuf"en hereby g ded to in letter of accordance with the Director o If 8 October 1978 Archivist of Central intellr from the the United gence to the Next Review States. Date: 2008 E Auth: ,ti4.l' Y j CONFIDENTIAL Date 3 NAVY NSFts 61STR1BUTION Approved For Release 2000/05/18 : CIA-RDP82-00457R003000040003-5 CLASSIFICATION mi-N! 41 PON 'r CONFIDENTIAL Concerning Iron Ore, Tsingtao