393.115 President Hoover/33: Telegram

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

589. In view of Chinese admission of responsibility and willingness to make amends, I suggest that I be informed of amount of damages we are to claim in settlement of case of President Hoover. I may say that I am informed by the British Embassy that, acting on the acceptance of responsibility in the Hoover case, British are preparing to hand in claims for damages to Palace and Cathay Hotels in Shanghai.39

Sent to the Department. Repeated to Peiping, Shanghai.

  1. As a result of Chinese bombing of International Settlement in August; see telegram No. 485, August 15, 11 a.m., from the Consul General at Shanghai, p. 255.