893.74/499: Telegram

The Chargé in China (Mayer) to the Secretary of State

457. Legation’s despatch 2514, September 23 [20], 1924.12 Yeh Kung-ch’o who signed original Federal radio contract has assumed office as Minister of Communications and Chiang Tsun-wei [Chiang Tsim-i?], former Director General of Telegraphs, is also to be reappointed [Page 580] to that post. I am led to believe they will shortly reopen negotiations with a view to executing this contract and I respectfully suggest Department ascertain at once whether American parties prepared to proceed and how negotiations are to be conducted. If Federal Company has not abandoned plan I consider it most desirable that representative with full powers should come to Peking immediately.

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