893.4061 Motion Pictures/86

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

No. 2290

Sir: I have the honor to refer to the Department’s instruction No. 1138, August 3, 1933, and to previous correspondence regarding the censorship of motion pictures in China, and to enclose for the Department’s information, and as of possible interest to American motion picture distributors, a copy of the English translation of a memorandum of September 6, 1933, from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.93

The memorandum of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs requests that American motion picture distributors be informed of the provisions of the Motion Picture Censorship Law and of the Detailed Rules for the Enforcement of the Motion Picture Censorship Law requiring that all motion picture films imported into China for exhibition be shipped to Nanking for censorship prior to exhibition.

The Legation has informed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that a copy of the memorandum in question has been transmitted to the Department of State for the information of American motion picture distributors. A copy of this memorandum is also enclosed.93

Respectfully yours,

Nelson Trusler Johnson
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