893.5045/384: Telegram

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

419. My 417, September 19, 1 p.m.35 Following from American consul general, Canton:

“September 19, 4 p.m. Referring to my telegram of September 18, noon. Cantonese authorities have informed British consulate general officially that arrangements have been made to end boycott before October 10th and that proper Chinese authorities will levy two and a half percent consumption tax on imports with five percent on luxuries and two and a half percent production tax on exports to raise funds to compensate strikers.”

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