898.156/63: Telegram

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

81. Legation’s despatch 1831, November 26, 1932,19 Shanghai foreshore regulations. Following telegram has been received from Shanghai Consul General.

“On January 16th Land Bureau of Shanghai Municipality demanded from American firms concerned payment of fees for use of shore line including back fees and fee for first half of present year. Land Bureau states payment must be made before January 20th without further delay. In accordance with Department’s instruction companies have been advised not to comply with this request.”

The Legation is taking no action pending actual attempts to enforce payment upon American companies.

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