893.00/8238: Telegram

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

58. Following is substance of telegram received from Consulate at Geneva dated February 11, 1927:

A statement of British policy dealing with China was received by the Secretary General of League and circulated to all members February 11. The last paragraph read in part as follows:

“His Majesty’s Government deeply regret that there does not appear to be any way in which the assistance of the League in the settlement of the difficulties in China can be sought at present. But if any opportunity should arise of invoking the good offices in the League His Majesty’s Government will gladly avail themselves of it.”

It is however considered possible that at the March session of the League the Chinese member of the Council or any member may bring up the matter for discussion under Article 11 of the Covenant.10

  1. Malloy, Treaties, 1910–1923, vol. iii, pp. 3336, 3339.