The Secretary of State to Chargé Wilson.


(The department learns through its agents in China that the action of Japanese authorities in Manchuria during Japanese occupation tends so to establish Japanese commercial interests in the principal towns and toward acquiring property rights for Japanese in all available quarters as to leave little or no opening for other foreign trade by the time the territory is evacuated. The solicitude of the United States in regard to the open-door policy in Manchuria and the seeming departure therefrom by Japanese authorities is stated, and Mr. Wilson is instructed to bring the subject to the attention of the Japanese Government with the hope of positive assurances to allay such apprehension.)