893.111/10–645: Telegram

The Chargé in China (Robertson) to the Secretary of State

1748. Upon receipt Dept’s 1558, Sept. 26, we took matter up with Foreign Office. We have now been informed by Foreign Office that instructions are being telegraphed to Chinese Embassy, Washington, to effect that in cases of American civilians with legitimate business in China visas may be issued by appropriate Chinese officials in U. S. without prior reference to Foreign Office for approval.39

  1. On October 9 an officer of the Chinese Embassy informed the Department that this instruction had been received and also that authorization had been received to issue visas to employees of the Shanghai Power Company who had previously made applications (893.111/10–645).