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

568. My 137, February 12, 4 p.m. Following from American consul at Hankow:

“May 16, 11 a.m. One percent surtax on imports and exports for dike construction was deferred but is now being imposed, having become effective May 10th, collections being made independent of Customs and in the same manner in which two and a half percent surtax. Five percent surtax on luxuries, list of which is being mailed,43 is being collected also.”

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