893.5045/70: Telegram

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

204. My 203, June 4, 7 p.m., paragraph 3 [5].

1. I deem it advisable for the information of the Department to quote below in full note sent by Karakhan to Foreign Office regarding Shanghai incident.

“Having learned with a feeling of profound grief of the shooting of several tens of Chinese workers and students at Shanghai, I wish to express to the Chinese people deepest sympathy and sorrow, certainly shared by the peoples of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

I have the honor to request Your Excellency to accept the expression of my condolences and convey them to the bereaved families.”

2. Yesterday Karakhan as dean of the diplomatic body sent identic notes to the Heads of Legation transmitting copy of telegram of [Page 656] violent protest begging diplomatic body to intervene in the name of justice and instruct Settlement police force to cease outrages, received by him from the Shanghai Union of Teachers. His note states that he has telegraphed teachers’ union that he has transmitted their message to diplomatic body as requested.