893.6359 Wolfram Ore/27

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

No. 2381

Sir: I have the honor to refer to the Legation’s despatches, No. 2326, of October 9, 1933, and No. 2355 (confidential) of November 1, 1933,16 on the subject of the Chinese government wolfram (tungsten) ore monopoly, and to enclose a copy in translation of a Note from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, dated November 8th,15 which quotes the Ministry of Industry as stating that the agreement for the exportation [Page 598] of tungsten ore concluded between that Ministry and Messrs. Arnhold and Company has been cancelled.

The Legation is informing the Consuls General at Canton, Hankow, Nanking and Shanghai, of the Note from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and in view of the report communicated in the Legation’s confidential despatch No. 2355, the Consuls General are being requested to inform the Legation promptly of any indication of a revival of the government tungsten monoply or of a monopoly sales contract.

Respectfully yours,

For the Minister:
C. E. Gauss

Counselor of Legation
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