893.5045/80: Telegram

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

Your June 9 4 p.m. Regarding the proposal that the Consular Body appoint an international foreign mission to investigate actions of the police the Department calls your attention to the investigation now being made by a commission of diplomatic secretaries and suggests consultation with this Commission and with the Diplomatic Body with a view to avoiding any conflicting judgment or duplication of effort. The Department agrees that in view of the peculiar [Page 663] status of the International Settlement the appointment of a Sino-foreign mission would be inadvisable.

Repeat to Peking your June 9, 4 p.m. and reply.