893.51/2643: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Japan (Morris)

32. Referring to Peking’s telegram No. 30, January 30, 5 p.m.

At a convenient opportunity you will inform the Japanese Foreign Office of the substance of that telegram.

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You will recall to the Foreign Office the information contained in the Department’s November 29, 1 p.m.76 to you to the effect that this Government was not lending its support to the loan in question and the statement of policy outlined in its telegram of December 23, 6 p.m.,77 which policy has not changed. As regards the statement that the Chinese Government is negotiating a loan of 200,000,000 yen with the Japanese firm Okura and Company, you will inquire of the Japanese Foreign Office as to the truth of this report and whether if such negotiations are being carried on they have the approval of the Japanese Government.

Repeat to Peking for information. You should also repeat Department’s December 23, 6 p.m. to Peking if you have not already done so.