861.77 Chinese Eastern/1206: Telegram

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

496. Following from American Consul General at Harbin:

“June 1, 5 p.m. Through freight traffic between Chinese Eastern Railway and Ussuri Railway at Suifenho (Pogranichnaya) was suspended yesterday by order of the Manchukuo authorities, pending (1) the return by the Soviet of rolling stock removed to Russia and (2) Manchukuo “parity” in control of Chinese Eastern Railway. Passenger traffic as yet uninterrupted.

Chinese designation of Chinese Eastern Railway resumes from today,62 but with no change in Russian name.”

  1. The Chinese designation was the “North Manchuria Railway”.