893.102 Kulangsu/127: Telegram

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

226. 1. My British colleague3 has received instructions reading in paraphrase as follows:

“It is important that the Japanese Government should be under no misapprehension as to serious view which we take of this forcible intervention in international administration of Kulangsu. You should therefore consult your United States colleague and French colleague with a view to a concerted protest. If, however, there is no prospect of any such protest being arranged you should take action alone.”

2. I shall take no action unless so directed.

Repeated to Chungking.

Grew
  1. Sir Robert L. Craigie, British Ambassador in Japan.