File No. 819.55/16.

The Secretary of State to the American Chargé d’Affaires.


Your August 20. As the laws of the United States exclude from this country persons of Chinese race, irrespective of their nationality [Page 1105] and require all Chinese laborers to be registered, we cannot protest against the Panama Government’s likewise applying the provisions of its registration law to all persons of the Chinese race, irrespective of their nationality. See Moore, International Law Digest, volume 4, chapter 7.