893.102S/1202: Telegram

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

651. Shanghai’s 290, June 11, 11 a.m. Agreement referred to by Shanghai appears to be result of promises made to British Minister and myself during recent Sino-Japanese negotiations by the Chinese Minister for Foreign Affairs and Mayor Wu Tieh-chen that an attempt would be made to find a solution of the extra-Settlement roads question. Solution substantiated by Shanghai seems to me to be an acceptable one and I hope that it will be possible to put it into operation and eliminate this question from among the questions making difficult the situation at Shanghai.

Repeated to Shanghai.