125.8576/11–2445: Telegram

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

2031. Permission install and operate Navy radio station in Embassy at Nanking and also at Consulates where commercial facilities are inadequate was requested of Chinese Govt in our note of Oct. 9 to Foreign Office. (Dept’s 1886, Nov. 2237) After repeated inquiries Foreign Office informed us yesterday that matter had been referred to Generalissimo for decision, and that his decision, probably favorable, would be communicated to us within few days. (Sent Dept as 2031, repeated Shanghai.) Upon receipt of decision we will telegraph our recommendations as requested in Shanghai’s 43, Nov. 8 regarding advisability of using OWI or Naval radio network for our offices in China.

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