The Counselor of Embassy in China ( Peck ) to the Secretary of State
[Received May 19—8:20 a.m.]
211. Our 209, May 18, 10 a.m. An officer of the Embassy has been informed by the French Ambassador that an agreement for a loan of Chinese dollars 24,500,000 for the construction of the Chengtu-Chungking Railway was recently signed in Paris between the Banque Franco-Chinoise and Chinese representatives acting for the Ministry of Railways and the China Development Finance Corporation.
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