The Minister in China (Johnson) to the Secretary of State
[Received January 24—5:55 a.m.]
83. My 1405, December 30, 1 p.m.64 Chinese Minister for Foreign Affairs has informed British that Chinese Government has come to the conclusion that the best method for prolonging the agreement covering district court of Shanghai would be by the exchange of notes between each individual signatories [signatory] and the Foreign [Page 617] Office. I hope I have the Department’s authorization to join interested colleagues in identic exchanges with Minister for Foreign Affairs to this end. It will be our purpose also to accompany exchange with identic memoranda covering points concerning which we feel there is need for regarding in the administration of justice in the courts at Shanghai.