861.77/660: Telegram

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

Chinese Government has presented here a proposal to modify the arrangement which we have now under consideration for operation and control of the Trans-Siberian Railroad. One suggestion of theirs is that the Chinese Eastern shall be operated by them as a separate unit. They have been answered that we probably will agree to the arrangement with Japan which we have been considering for some months and that under it Chinese interests will be fully protected and that we will give them a copy of the plan immediately that it is agreed upon.

You will please take some favorable opportunity to suggest to them the wisdom of abiding by the advice of this Government at this [Page 594]time, and assure them that Chinese interests are taken care of in the same manner as are those of the other governments which have participated in military activity in Siberia.