File No. 793.94/215.

Minister Reinsch to the Secretary of State.


My telegram of January 27. 8 p.m. Further demands now reported include participation in internal administration of China and the recognition of Fukien as an exclusive Japanese sphere of influence.

Detailed negotiations will begin January 30 and an urgent demand for prompt submission is expected. An early decision as to American policy is therefore indispensable.

It is understood here that the demands were communicated to the British Foreign Office on the 16th instant but its action thereupon is not known.