801.77/1291: Telegram

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

14. Your 15, January 15, 6 p.m.

The Chinese Government cannot be encouraged in the project to take over full control of the Chinese Eastern Railway because the desired financial assistance could not be furnished and it would not be possible under the circumstances to authorize Stevens or any considerable part of the Russian Railway Service Corps to remain after the withdrawal of the American troops.

Lansing