893.5045/85: Telegram

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

General conditions appear greatly improved but strike is not subsiding perceptibly though many shops are opening.
Strike has extended to British and Japanese coast and river steamers, which is deplorable; but as no freight is available it is less serious than it would otherwise be.
Food Control announces ample supply.
Please announce that at present there is no cause for alarm for the safety of American lives and property and should conditions change the Department will be advised.
Admiral McVay, senior naval officer, has compiled the following notes in regard to up-river ports.

Naval vessels by mutual agreement have been stationed at practically every treaty port. Local civil and military authorities have situation well in hand and give ample assurance of protection, rendering unnecessary the landing of guards except in isolated cases and practically all of these have been withdrawn.

Above has been repeated the Legation.

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