893.70/56: Telegram

The Consul General at Shanghai (Gauss) to the Secretary of State

18. Referring to Chungking’s January 4, 9 a.m.67 regarding foreign cable companies. On December 23rd the foreign cable companies [Page 265] received a joint telegram from the Department of Telegraphs and Telephones, Chungking asking them to refuse to confer or make agreements with the “bogus organization” and on December 28th a joint reply was sent repeating the statement made in a joint telegram of April 21st that the companies have not been approached by any other party regarding the conclusion of agreements and that the companies will continue to observe their existing agreements unless prevented from doing so under force majeure.

Repeated to Chungking, Peiping by mail to Tokyo.

  1. Telegram No. 8, not printed.