The Secretary of State to the Minister in China ( MacMurray )
184. Paragraphs 4 and 5 of your telegram 365, September 1, 6 p.m. Belief of Department is that it would not be wise for this Government to take the responsibility of encouraging Radio Corporation to make arrangements with local Shanghai authorities which would ultimately depend upon the good will of the Central Government at Peking for final fulfillment either in regard to intercourse between the Government and the wireless station at Shanghai or in regard to ultimate payment of bond. Procedure such as that should be left to the Radio Corporation entirely. In communicating your telegram in substance to the Radio Corporation, answering a letter dated September 2,73 Department is so informing Radio Corporation.
In view of previous negotiations in this matter with the Central Government, the Department in any case would not be willing to give you authorization to discuss the matter on behalf of the Corporation with the local authorities at Shanghai.
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