811.91293/192: Telegram

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

330. Your 832, September 20, 3 p.m.83

Department has delivered this message as requested, with injunction that contents are to be used as message sent by Peiping correspondents.
Department suggests that the Legation refrain from accepting press messages for transmission where the sole object is to evade censorship of telegrams. In accepting unofficial messages for transmission, the Legation should be guided by and may refer to the general principles enunciated in paragraph 1 of Resolution Number 8 of the Washington Conference.84
  1. Not printed; it reported “complete censorship” at Peiping pending evacuation of the rebel forces under Marshal Yen Hsi-shan; for transmission to American news agencies.
  2. See Foreign Relations, 1922, vol. i, p. 293.