701.9311/345: Telegram

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

176. At the written request of Chinese Minister I received C. C. Wu informally as a “Representative of the Nationalist Government” yesterday morning at 11 o’clock. He made no proposals, but during 20-minute conversation gave account of Japanese activities in Tsinan and Manchuria, claiming that Japanese military last year and this year interfered with advance of Nationalist troops northward and that recent Japanese action concerning Manchuria implies assumption [Page 413] of extraordinary political rights. He inquired concerning my attitude and I told him that I would make no comments on those questions at this time. He referred to question of treaty revision and I stated that the policy of this Government has not changed from that outlined in my statement of January 27, 1927.15 I authorized conversation with Johnson. Wu stated that he would be here for probably several weeks.

  1. See telegram No. 28, Jan. 25, 1927, to the Chargé in China, Foreign Relations, 1927, vol. ii, p. 350.