File No. 763.72/3245

The Secretary of State to the Minister in China ( Reinsch)


Your cipher telegrams of February 6, 1 p.m. and 11 p.m. The American Government highly appreciates disposition of China but does not wish to lead it into danger. It regrets practical inability to give any present assurances. Unwillingness of any other important neutral to follow American example ought to be considered very gravely by China, who should in prudence avoid isolated action. The Chinese Government, therefore, would do well to consult its representatives in the Allied countries. …