861.77/3473: Telegram

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

175. My 128, May 14, 5 p.m. Japanese Minister informs me he addressed following communication to Chinese Government and also to Karakhan on June 7th:

β€œThe Japanese Government declares that the rights and interests of Japan and her nationals in regard to the Chinese Eastern Railway shall not in any way be affected by the agreement recently concluded between the Governments of Soviet Russia and the Republic of China or by any arrangements that may hereafter be made between them in virtue of that agreement concerning the said railway.”