The Minister in China (Johnson) to the Acting Secretary of State
[Received December 25—4:15 a.m.]
930. The following from Peck at Nanking:
“December 24, 10 a.m. Foreign Office note to the American Minister dated December 23rd points out that January 13th, 1934, is the end of the third 10 years’ period since the exchange of ratifications of the Commercial Treaty of October 8, 1903,79 and states that in view of changes which have taken place the National Government wishes to negotiate a new treaty with the United States. The note requests that the American Minister convey this information to his Government.
Note will reach the Legation by the mail train leaving Pukow December 24, 7 p.m.
Full text of note will be communicated to the Department as soon as received here.