File No. 861.00/2309

The Chargé in China ( MacMurray ) to the Secretary of State


Your telegram July 18, 5 p.m. Acting Minister for Foreign Affairs assures me that the Chinese Government has no intention of attempting to oust Russians from the control of the Chinese Eastern Railway. He states however that two days ago such a course was strongly urged upon the Foreign Office by a representative of “a certain nation,” obviously meaning Japan.