893.74/741: Telegram

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

24. Your telegram number 251, October 28, noon.36

I understand that Chinese Telegraph Administration is proposing to accept invitation to conference at New York but that appointment of representative has been delayed in consequence of disorganization in the Ministry of Communication.
My informant intimated that further reason for delay was perhaps fear or unwillingness of the Chinese to commit themselves until the Japanese have indicated willingness to participate.
Repeated to Tokyo as my number 2, January 11, 11 a.m.