493.11/1691: Telegram

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

95. Your 268, March 21, 11 a.m. Department’s views remain unchanged and you are therefore requested to follow the suggestions contained in its telegram 80, March 10, 6 p.m. Note especially the last paragraph.

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Department is informally approaching officials of the British and Italian Embassies here, who have previously approached the Department in regard to this subject, suggesting that appropriate instructions to your British and Italian colleagues be expedited.