893.102S/235: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Consul General at Shanghai ( Cunningham )

Your April 23, 3 p.m.

Department concurs in your view that it is desirable that you preside at special meeting.
Pending the outcome of the meeting, Department reserves its comments on suggestion made by British Consul General. However, it occurs to the Department that the raising of the question of amending the Land Regulations by agreement between the consuls and the local Chinese authorities might precipitate a demand from the Chinese for a general revision of the Land Regulations.
Immediately upon the arrival of the Minister, please bring this matter to his attention and inform him that the Department would welcome an expression of his views.