701.6193/11: Telegram

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

300. Shall I advise consuls that, withdrawal [of] Russian consular exequaturs having been published in Official Gazette, consuls are thereby officially made cognizant and should no longer accord recognition to former Russian consuls as colleagues, that this also applies to relations of American assessors and former Russian assessors and that in the absence Russian officials Legation assumes that Russians come under jurisdiction [of] Chinese court exercised in manner Chinese Government, in light [of] its treaty obligations, may prescribe?