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

182. Your 374, May 27, 6 p.m. You are authorized in your discretion and on specific request of American interest concerned to protest to de facto Northern authorities if and when such authorities impose taxes on American petroleum or other products when accompanied by transit passes issued by the recognized and appropriate Chinese authorities purporting to exempt the products in question from all taxation in transit.