793.003/10–2745: Telegram

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

112. At invitation chairman of former Shanghai Municipal Council, British Consul General and myself attended informal meeting of councilors yesterday regarding implementation of 1943 treaties2 concerning International Settlement. It was indicated that Council considers itself still in being and that it will assemble information regarding assets and liabilities of Settlement, particularly pensions and debentures, and that it may later seek assistance of British and American Governments in bringing these questions before Chinese Central Government. British Consul General informed me after meeting that he had just received instructions and information from British Foreign Office through British Embassy which [he] had not yet had time to study, but that he probably would discuss them with me later.

Sent to Department; repeated to Chungking.

  1. For treaties on relinquishment of extraterritorial rights in China, signed January 11, 1943, at Washington and Chungking, respectively, see Department of State Treaty Series No. 984, or 57 Stat. 767, and League of Nations Treaty Series, vol. ccv, p. 69, or British and Foreign State Papers, vol. cxlv, p. 129.