893.73/130: Telegram

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

26. Reference your 27, January 12, 3 p.m., and 34, January 15, 11 a.m., in regard to the Chinese Government’s attitude toward arrangements made at Shanghai by the cable companies with the Japanese authorities.

The Department suggests that, unless you perceive objection to such course, you ask Gauss to communicate to the Commercial Pacific Cable Company the substance of the note of January 10 from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with only the comment that it is not your present intention to reply to the note.