761.93/149: Telegram

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

286. Your 320, October 13, 7 p.m., referring to your October 11, 6 p.m., does not make clear what is the nature of the proposed modus vivendi nor what are the scope and character of the contemplated negotiations concerning the ports named and possibly the Chinese Eastern Railway.

The Department hopes to receive from you full and clear statements of such proposals as the foreign representatives may have under consideration for presentation to the Chinese Government on this subject in order that it may be enabled to instruct you in accordance with the policy of this Government on the broader issues involved.