893.74/763: Telegram

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

301. Your 744, July 18, 6 p.m. Following from Radio Corporation of America for Tsiang, Director General of Telegraphs:

“Your message of July 18, 1927, on the subject of the Federal wireless contract, has been transmitted to Mr. Owen D. Young and has been carefully considered. Mr. Young desires to point out that one of your two additional proposals, made as the result of your unofficial discussions with the Japanese interests, limits the use of the Shanghai station but does not do so with the Tungchow station. As an understanding between your Government, the Japanese interests and the American company is what was sought by the proposal of our Government for a conference in New York, as indicated in the American State Department’s invitation of October 1926, Mr. Young sees no reason for attempting to reach the same end by an agreement before the conference. He much appreciates your friendly effort but begs to suggest that a reply from your Government and that of Japan to the invitation of our State Department, dated October 1926, should precede any further effort on his part to negotiate these matters with you.”