893.74/800: Telegram

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

7. Your 17, January 9, 8 p.m. In view of attitude which this Government has from the first taken on the subject of the monopolistic principle involved in Mitsui contract, Department considers it unwise for you to take concerted action with Japanese vis-a-vis announcement made by so-called Nationalist authorities at Shanghai. Department has no other objection to action which you propose to take, but believes that if taken it should direct itself solely to the question of the wireless contract and not generally to all contracts made by the Chinese Government.