893.00/7441: Telegram

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

241. My 239, June 3, noon.95 Following from American consul general at Canton:

“June 5, noon. Canton regime has appointed Eugene Ch’en, T. V. Soong and Chan Kung-pok to negotiate with Hongkong for the settlement of the strike. Government has ordered also the abolition of the oil monopoly on June 15th, but it is understood high stamp tax will be retained.

Office of Provincial Commissioner of Foreign Affairs has been abolished and Ministry of Foreign Affairs will communicate direct with consuls.”

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