793.94/12074: Telegram

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

Complete peace and order naturally prevail. Japanese authorities have informed Commissioner of Customs there will be no interference with operation of Maritime Customs but naturally he must recognize that new regime exists and that further examination will be worked out. Chinese post office also operating normally with the exception of Japanese censors.

Proclamation issued by Japanese Commander-in-Chief of naval landing forces advised international populace to continue their peaceful pursuits but they must strictly observe and obey Japanese military orders and proclamations.

Sent to Peiping, Hankow.