493.11 Woo, John W./2: Telegram

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


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1. Commissioner Spiker of Nanking Claims Commission52 has informed me, in a despatch of January 4th, of refusal of Chinese [Page 859] Commissioners under Chinese nationality law of jus sanguinis to consider claims filed by following four brothers, American citizens born in Hawaiian Islands of Chinese parents:

[Here follow details regarding Dr. John W. Woo, Dr. Paul S. Woo, Francis H. Woo, and Timothy D. Woo.]

2. Assuming American citizenship of these claimants to be sufficiently established, I request Department’s instructions as to the support to be given their claims in view of their being of dual nationality and domiciled in the country of their other allegiance.

  1. C. J. Spiker, Second Secretary of Legation in China, and V. G. Lyman, of Shanghai, were the two American members, while the two Chinese members were C. Kuangson Young (Yang Kuang-sheng) and Wu Ching.