File No. 600.939/32

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


At the instance of British Minister, the Chinese Government has prohibited every kind of exportation from Manchuria into Siberia. It is probable exception will be issued in favor of merchandise in transit to Vladivostok for export. Please instruct whether you desire me to assent to this prohibition as expected it affects merchandise owned by Americans.

American Consuls Harbin and Vladivostok report people of Irkutsk and Vladivostok protest against prohibition of foodstuffs exported.