893.102 Kulangsu/144a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Consul at Amoy (MacVitty)

15. Tension at and over Kulangsu appears, on basis of all reports available to us now, to be satisfactorily relaxing; and Department hopes that it will not again become acute. Department desires that, in case Municipal Council or any foreign or local elements manifest tendencies toward unduly challenging or arousing susceptibilities of the Japanese, you discreetly exert influence toward encouraging exercise of self-restraint.

Repeated to Peiping and Chungking.