861.77/914: Telegram

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

Chinese Government requests early information as to whether American Government will advance $1,000,000 Chinese share Siberian Railway loan. I am informed Japanese Minister called at Foreign Office stating his Government would be very glad to furnish this money. Chinese Government hopes American Government will [Page 611]make the advance as it desires to maintain its independence in matter relating to the Siberian and Chinese Eastern Railway[s]. I beg to request an early and favorable reply.