493.11/1734: Telegram

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

208. Department’s 192, June 9, 6 p.m., last paragraph, and Nanking’s June 12, 4 p.m., to Legation,4 last paragraph.

Dr. Arthur Young quotes a cable from T. V. Soong, London, stating, with regard to the proposal for a claims commission, that there is some sort of a disagreement among various departments of the Chinese Government and he, Soong, feels that it would be to the interest both of the United States and of China if the American Government would refrain from pressing with regard to the creation of this commission until Soong shall have arrived back in China.

Inform Peck. Instruct him exercise his discretion and inform Department of his views and decision.

  1. Latter not printed.