893.825/64: Telegram

The Chargé in China (Gauss) to the Secretary of State

480. Department’s 298, September 18, 8 p.m. In conversation French Chargé said that from talks with Japanese Minister and information from Chinese Government sources he has received the intimation that the Japanese will not agree to any substantial modification of the present regulations, and that the Chinese, as a result of Japanese and French representations, will drop the matter of revision. He did not disclose French position, but expressed the belief that Japanese would establish their own pilotage authority if present procedure was substantially modified.