The Chinese Minister (Sze) to the Secretary of State

My Dear Mr. Secretary: I beg to inform you that I have just received cable advices from my Government to the effect that the [Page 491] importation of war materials into China from other countries, according to regulations, unless covered by official Huchaos from the Central Government or permits from the proper Legation should be prohibited by the country of exportation, and that any departure from this procedure will render the goods liable to confiscation.

I shall be greatly obliged if you will be so kind as to transmit this information to the appropriate branches of your Government.

I am [etc.]

Sao-ke Alfred Sze