The British Embassy to the Department of State69


His Majesty’s Consul-General at Shanghai has been instructed to reply to the Eastern Extension Telegraph Company along the same lines as the answer already given to the American Company by the United States Consul-General. It is understood that the Danish Consul-General has also given the same advice to the Great Northern Telegraph Company.

There has been no fresh development since December 12th and in the circumstances His Majesty’s Government agree that representations at Tokyo should be deferred for the time being.

  1. This document is in reply to the Department’s aide-mémoire of December 17, 1938, Foreign Relations, 1938, vol. iv, p. 553.