The Minister in China ( Reinsch ) to the Acting Secretary of State
[Received April 14, 1.55 a.m.]
Your April 9th, 5 p.m.90 The Minister of Finance has just replied that while the Chinese Government has decided to exclude the Germans [Page 579] from future participation in the Hukuang contract, the manner of making the statement has to be very carefully considered. The three Legations will bring strong pressure to bear to expedite the making of the statement. Delay has been due to reference of the matter to the Paris delegation.
- “Please report status of question to eliminate German interest in Hukuang contract.”↩