893.102S/1301: Telegram

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

800. Legation’s 793, October 6, 1 p.m.61 Following from American Consul General at Shanghai:

“October 16, noon. I have not discussed subject in question with British or other interested colleagues. There have been no new developments.”

2. The Legation considers that any action in regard to this alleged encroachment on jurisdictional rights of the Shanghai Municipal Council should originate with the Council and be referred by it to the Consular Body for reference to the Diplomatic Body. Council has failed to take any action and I perceive no reason why American authorities should take any advanced position in the matter.62

  1. Not printed; see Department’s telegram No. 332, September 30, 1933, 1 p.m., to the Minister in China, p. 417.
  2. The Department concurred in this view.