The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in China ( MacMurray )
164. News item published in New York World today from Geneva dated August 16 states that China has officially notified Belgium that abrogation of her commercial treaties and extraterritorial rights will be effective October 29. Report states that Spanish and Portuguese will be the next to go and that British, French, Dutch, Italian and American treaties will follow as the dates for extension will arrive. Please telegraph confirmation if such action has been taken by Chinese Government.