The Ambassador in China (Hurley) to the Secretary of State
[Received 10:35 p.m.]
1625. From information available in Chungking, adequate Army and Navy facilities are now installed or are being installed in Shanghai to handle all Consulate General’s traffic.
Naval Attaché’s office suggests, and Embassy recommends that it establish a station in Nanking. It is requested Department approach (reference Department telegram 1410, September 7) Navy Department to obtain authorization. Upon receipt of such authorization, the Embassy will request permission to establish Nanking station from Chinese Government.