893.48g/98: Telegram

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

51. My 4, January 5, 4 p.m. Agreement finally settled between diplomatic corps and Chinese Government for financial committee [Page 731] of control to disburse proceeds of famine customs surtax. Six Chinese, six foreigners members. Loan with four banks for $4,000,000 concluded 19th.

Surtax will be applied for all goods entering or leaving China on or after March 1st.