793.94112/32: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Consul at Tsingtao ( Sokobin )

Your September 6, 6 p.m. The Japanese Government on September 5 announced that Tsingtao was excluded from the area covered by the Japanese blockade of Chinese shipping. Haichow however is not mentioned. Although this Government has in no wise recognized the validity of such a blockade, the Department can, of course, give no assurances that shipments of American cargo from Tsingtao on Chinese vessels will not be seized by the Japanese.