The Minister in China (Johnson) to the Acting Secretary of State
[Received June 14—4:37 a.m.]
527. Department’s telegram 196, June 12, 2 p.m. Quarterly reports International Bankers’ Commission regularly submitted to the Department by the Consulate General at Shanghai show that Italy as well as France, Belgium, Holland, Portugal and Japan have received regular payments for Chinese indemnity account during 1932. These countries have also been receiving payments during each month of 1933. British Legation has already telegraphed Foreign Office with regard to payments in arrears on British and American portions of indemnity and has suggested that this matter be discussed with Soong in London and is again telegraphing today reemphasizing this generally.