861.77/3467: Telegram

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

121. Your 156, June 4, 3 p.m. It appears probable that no essential change in respect to Chinese Eastern Railway will occur until after the forthcoming Sino-Russian Conference.

The attitude of this Government remains unchanged from that expressed in Department’s telegram No. 81 of April 26, 6 p.m. Pending the outcome of the proposed Conference the Department believes that no further action is advisable on your part unless changes in the situation of the Chinese Eastern should necessitate further representations. Do you concur in this opinion?

Forward texts of all Sino-Russian Agreements as soon as obtained and keep Department informed of the negotiations at the Conference, especially those regarding the Railway.

You may inform Italian Minister this Government’s position remains unchanged pending results of the proposed Conference.