393.1163 Property/2: Telegram

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

263. Your 591, August 2, 10 a.m. Department concurs generally in your comments in paragraph 2. With reference to fifth comment, however, Department considers that procedure set forth in paragraph 2 of Article 14 of our treaty of 190361 is a satisfactory basis for the tenure of property by missions, and it is not disposed to claim further rights in this regard.

Department approves your suggestion in paragraph 3. It anticipates that attitude of various missions toward regulations will not be uniform, and considers that action to be taken by Legation and consulates in specific cases of treaty violation should be in accordance with principles set forth in Department’s instruction No. 603 of July 28, 1927.62