693.003/445: Telegram

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

Your Number 1715 of November 1072 and Department’s December 15, 6 p.m.73

The American Government considers it important that land frontier tariff as well as maritime should be revised otherwise sea-borne commerce under increased rates will be at additional disadvantage. A failure to revise the land frontier tariff may endanger the acceptance of the revised maritime tariff. At present the lack of a recognized Government in Russia makes it impossible to discuss the question with Petrograd, but you are instructed to bring the American views to the attention of the Chinese Government.

  1. Not printed.
  2. See footnote 66, p. 644.