893.102S/1241: Telegram

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

1096. My 1091, September 13, 9 p.m. Following just received from Shanghai:

“September 14, 2 p.m.

Your September 13, 7 p.m. Consular body meeting will probably be held on September 20th.

2. J. K. Choy, Shanghai Commissioner of Finance and one of the two Chinese negotiators of the extra-Settlement road[s] agreement, informs me that yesterday Brenan told Mayor Wu and himself informally that the British are unwilling to proceed with the agreement in the face of the Japanese opposition.

Not repeated to the Department.”