893.24/821: Telegram

The Consul at Hanoi (Reed) to the Secretary of State

I have been informed that the French authorities have agreed to the restoration of transportation of cargo from China to Indo-China as from today, including transit cargoes for exportation to foreign countries. I have also been informed that the transportation of certain categories of goods to China has been authorized but as yet these are of no commercial importance. Twenty-three tons of Red Cross supplies are to be shipped to China in the near future.

On the whole there are indications of a stiffening of the French attitude vis-à-vis the Japanese.

Sent to Cavite for repetition to the Department, Chungking, Peiping, Hong Kong.