893.51/2624: Telegram

The Chargé in China (Tenney) to the Secretary of State

17. Your January 15, 5 p.m.70 received. British, French and Japanese Legations have all received instructions regarding the five [four?] power loan to the Chinese Government. They are waiting for the arrival of my instructions.

The Japanese Minister states that his Government has consented to participate on these conditions: (1) that the Shanghai peace conference be immediately reopened, (2) that the superfluous Chinese troops be disbanded and, (3) that the expenditure of the loan proceeds shall be supervised. Please send instructions as soon as possible.

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