893.00/12500: Telegram

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

833. Legation’s 829, November 2, 4 p.m.60 Following from American Consul General at Hankow:

“November 3, noon. My November 1, 1 p.m. U.S.S. Tutuila at Chungking reports that Liu Hsiang has promised to end strike against Yangtze Rapid Steamship Company. Tutuila reports that the emergency is apparently over. Tutuila reports that ‘British Chief of Staff’ states that consensus of opinion from Hankow to Chungking is that the British ‘missed golden opportunity’ in failing to agree to carry troops. British Chief of Staff suggested that fixed policy be decided upon so that in future similar circumstances a quick decision can be made.”

Repeated to Cunningham and Commander in Chief for information.

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