393.1123 Reimert, William A.: Telegram

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

14. Your No. 3 January 4, 11 a.m. You are directed to lodge with the Chinese Government a protest against the issuance of the Presidential Mandate of December 27, 1923, authorizing the cancellation of the mandate for the arrest and trial of Chang Ching-yao which is regarded as a breach of faith on the part of the Chinese Government and a specific violation of its undertaking in this particular as stated in the note addressed by the Minister for Foreign Affairs to the Legation, dated October 7, 1923.34 In your discretion, you may add that this action cannot but affect most seriously the confidence of this Government in the future in the official utterances of the Government of China. You are authorized to make public the terms or substance of the protest.

Hughes
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