811.30 Asiatic Fleet/675: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Japan (Grew)

30. Hankow’s No. 20, January 21, 1 p.m., and 35, February 6, 4 p.m., which Shanghai has been requested to repeat to you, and your February 2, 6 p.m.90

Please approach the Foreign Office in such manner as you deem appropriate and after calling attention to the continuing adverse effects upon American interests resulting from restrictions imposed by the Japanese authorities upon freedom of navigation on the Yangtze, urge that early action be taken to remedy the situation.

Shanghai and Hankow please continue to keep this subject before the local Japanese authorities.

Repeated to Shanghai, Hankow, Peiping, Chungking.

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