793.94/5192: Telegram

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

234. Your 170, May 6, 11 a.m. for the Minister was repeated to Nanking.

Official report and protest from Shanghai Municipal Council regarding incident involving 31st Infantry was received yesterday and I expect further information today after which I will telegraph full report.
Regarding the lifting of state of emergency I have no official information regarding when this will be done and have left this matter entirely to the discretion of Shanghai Municipal Council. From conversations with Shanghai Municipal Council officials I understand they believe that state of emergency should not be lifted until withdrawal of Japanese troops contemplated in article 3 and annex 2 of Sino-Japanese agreement of May 5th has been completed and incoming Chinese police functions have been established.

Repeated to the Legation, copy to commander in chief.