893.05/358: Telegram

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

123. My 119, February 4, 2 p.m. Paragraph of joint note beginning “It is now proposed” has been replaced by a paragraph reading as follows:

“It is now proposed, as arranged between us, that the said agreement and attached notes shall be extended for a period of three years from April 1, 1933; that either of the parties thereto may notify the other, six months before the expiration of the period, of their desire to denounce them; and that in case both parties fail to do so in time, the agreement and attached notes shall continue in force thereafter, until they are denounced by either of the parties thereto, of which denunciation six months prior notice shall be given to the other party.”

A joint note is being addressed by the British, American, Brazilian, Netherlands and French Ministers and Norwegian Chargé to Chinese Minister for Foreign Affairs renewing unilateral declaration made in note of February 17, 1930.

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[The agreement effected by exchange of notes, signed February 8, 11, and 12, 1933, and the unilateral declaration signed February 8, 1933, are printed in Department of State, Executive Agreement Series No. 45.]