893.00/8105: Telegram

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

64. 1. Following from American consul general, Hankow:

“January 22, 3 p.m. British banks, shipping companies and firms will reopen Monday. This should materially relieve the very tense situation that has prevailed for nearly three weeks. O’Malley77 presented proposals to Ch’en78 yesterday, the nature of which can be had from the British Minister.”

2. Proposals referred to are doubtless consonant with the terms British Government are prepared to offer to Nationalists as described in British Ambassador’s note of January 19 (see Department’s 17, January 20, 4 p.m.79)

3. As soon as British Minister is directly informed by O’Malley that the latter has presented proposals to Ch’en he intends to deal similarly with Chang Tso-lin regime80 as regards Tientsin British Concession.

  1. Owen St. Clair O’Malley, acting counselor of the British Legation at Peking, negotiating agreements with the Nationalist authorities for the future administration of British Concessions at Hankow and Kiukiang, January and February 1927.
  2. Eugene Ch’en, Minister for Foreign Affairs in the Nationalist Government at Hankow.
  3. See footnote 76, p. 344.
  4. The Government at Peking.