The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in China (Johnson)
18. Your telegram 30, January 15, 6 p.m.,69 in regard to China Vegetable Oil Corporation. It is the Department’s desire that the Embassy in its further study of this subject, as indicated in the concluding paragraph of your telegram under reference,70 give special consideration to reports indicating that the Vegetable Oil Corporation will in the future work in close conjunction with the Government Testing Bureau.
In the opinion of the Department, the possibility that the Corporation might seek to exercise even a measure of control over the testing of foreign-owned oil should receive particular attention.