893.7961/50: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Consul General at Hong Kong (Southard)

11. Your 24, January 27, 3 p.m.72 You may inform the chief American pilot of the China National Aviation Corporation that if the local representative of the Pan American Airways Service specifically requests, in the light of the Department’s no. 6 of January 26, 7 p.m., to Canton, which Canton was instructed to repeat to you, that a supplementary notification be made by the Consul General at Canton to the Japanese authorities acquainting them with the interest of the Pan American Airways Service in the China National Aviation Corporation, the Department perceives no objection thereto, but that the Consul General cannot undertake to make notifications to the [Page 269] Japanese authorities of proposed flights. Please refer also to the Department’s August 30, 7 p.m.73

Repeated to Canton, Chungking, and Peiping.