The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in China (Reinsch)
Your June 28, 10 a.m.
The apportionment of the Siberian Railway loan among the powers able to participate rests primarily with the Inter-allied Commission at Vladivostok as a matter of joint concern and is subject to revision from time to time according to actual conditions. This Government has with some difficulty secured $4,000,000 toward its own quota and has no available funds from which to advance China’s share. The Department considers that China’s share should be regarded as part of the common pool and that it is neither necessary nor desirable that it be assumed by any individual power.[Page 612]
The Department understands that the inability of China at this time to contribute to the joint operating fund will in no way prejudice her rights relating to the railways and that she is already substantially contributing in other ways to the successful working of the common plan.