893.5045/365: Telegram

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

300. My 295, July 22, 5 p.m.29 Following from American consul general at Canton:

“July 22, 2 p.m. Referring to my telegram of July 20, 11 [1] p.m.29 At the boycott conference yesterday Chinese demanded cash indemnity but reserved the right to fix the amount. British delegates definitely refused this, whereupon Chinese demanded submission of the entire matter to international commission of inquiry including Shameen shooting affair.30 British delegates said this must be referred to London but proposed industrial loan to Chinese. Chinese took the question of industrial loan under advisement. Meanwhile further meetings postponed until the British have received a reply from London. In view of the military successes in Hunan, Cantonese are evidently playing for delay.”

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  3. See Foreign Relations, 1925, vol. i, pp. 749 ff.