761.93 Conference, 1930/27

Memorandum by the Minister in China (Johnson)67

In the course of conversation with Vice Minister Frank Lee today, he stated that there was to have been a meeting on May 28th between the Chinese and Russian delegates in Moscow to establish the scope of negotiations. He stated he expected there would be controversy over this question as the Russians wished to extend the negotiations to matters not immediately relating to the status of the Chinese Eastern Railway, while Moh Teh-hui was instructed to limit his discussions entirely to the Railway and to the status of the 1924 agreement. He stated that the Russians had appointed a delegation of seven, headed by Karakhan, to represent them in the discussions.

Nelson Trusler Johnson
  1. Copy transmitted to the Department without covering despatch; received July 17, 1930.