The Ambassador in China (Hurley) to the Secretary of State

No. 518

Sir: I have the honor to refer to the Treaty between the United States and the Republic of China for the Relinquishment of Extraterritorial [Page 1391] Rights in China and the Regulation of Related Matters, Article IV of which pertains to titles to real property in China possessed by nationals or the Government of the United States.

There is now enclosed12 the Chinese text, with English translation, of an extract from the Official Gazette of the Executive Yuan, issue of May 31, 1945, purporting to be Instruction No. 7634 issued by the Executive Yuan on April 10, 1945, headed: “Note to be Taken by Hsien and Municipal Governments with respect to Rights to Real Property Held by Foreign Nationals in China”. Copies of this despatch and of its enclosures are being forwarded to the Consulate General at Kunming, the Consulate at Tihwa, the Secretaries on detail at Lanchow and Sian and the Attaché on detail at Chengtu.

Respectfully yours,

For the Ambassador:
Robert L. Smyth

Counselor of Embassy
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