File No. 861.77/468a

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


Tokyo will repeat to you a long cable dealing with the Stevens commission and a policy which this Government proposes for the handling of the Trans-Siberian Railway system including Chinese Eastern. On receipt of it you will please present the matter to the Chinese Government and urge it to consent to and to abide by the policy therein outlined.

The policy suggested seems to this Government the only solution of a problem which is very complicated and which may otherwise become most embarrassing.