The Consul at Hankow (Jarvis) to the Secretary of State
[Received March 20—3 p.m.]
65. Japanese controlled vernacular press reported March 15 joint promulgation by Japanese Navy and Army Special Service Sections of regulations controlling navigation on Yangtze between Hukow, Kiangsi, and Yochow, Hupeh, on Han up to Hanchuan and on Poyang [Page 781]Lake. Navy prohibited all vessels, including even sampans, unless provided with a permit issued by Navy and Army Special Service Sections. Violation of provision requiring permit punishable by confiscation of vessel and cargo. Garrison units responsible for inspection of vessels. Permit application procedure established for Japanese and Chinese but not other nationals.
Repeated to Chungking, Peiping, Shanghai.