Memorandum by the American Ambassador in China (Johnson) of a Conversation With the Chinese Minister for Foreign Affairs (Chang Chun)86

In the course of a call upon the Minister for Foreign Affairs to-day I invited his attention to a conversation which I had had with him on March 2, 1936,87 at which time I had expressed the hope that the Chinese Government would give further consideration to a proposal of the United States for the establishment of a Sino-American Claims [Page 664] Commission, and he had promised that the Foreign Office would pursue an inquiry into various claims of which a list had been furnished the Foreign Office.

I stated that we were still interested in this matter, and I wondered what progress had been made. The Minister for Foreign Affairs promised to look into this question.

Nelson Trusler Johnson
  1. Copy transmitted to the Department by the Ambassador in his despatch No. 1080, from Peiping, March 2; received April 6.
  2. See despatch No. 113, March 7, 1936, Foreign Relations, 1936, vol. iv, p. 579.