893.74/63: Telegram

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

81. My 80, February 5, 5 p.m. I am confidentially informed Premier ready to agree to cancellation of Federal contract and has thrown entire responsibility for any other procedure upon Minister of Communications. Premier’s position due to the strong pressure of British Government through the Legation here. Foreign Office has asked me to answer British objections directly to British Minister, but I have indicated matter is now under discussion between the two Governments interested.