893.5045/63: Telegram

The Consul General at Shanghai (Cunningham) to the Secretary of State

New developments today include strike of dining-room boys, Astor House and some other hotels, Shanghai club and domestic servants. Strike seems to be extending and is certainly more effective.

Chinese Chamber of Commerce is now approaching foreign chambers of commerce to bring about better conditions.

Great Eastern and Burlington Hotels were searched this morning and considerable Bolshevik literature and munitions was [were] found in certain rooms. All public wharves expecting [excepting?] Dollar and Jardine Matheson are closed on account of strike. Chinese banks have been closed for 2 days.