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

Your March 11th, 7 p.m. Japanese press in China has published similar reports, also a steady stream of articles calculated to stir up race antagonism. Chinese public hitherto has given little credit to these things although continued repetition particularly of race insinuations [Page 689]might have some effect. Behavior of Japanese populace in Tientsin during the recent disturbance14 is but a natural consequence of such propaganda among Japanese. Am giving modifications statement reiterating purpose of Abbott’s visit.