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

2044. Land titles. The matter of replacement of leases in perpetuity or other documentary evidence by new deeds of ownership having been settled subject to Dept approval, Consulate General proposes to apply to Land Bureau for issuance of new deed of ownership for lot of land owned by US Gov’t on Whangpoo Road, Shanghai, as evidenced by US title deed 2222 (Mytel to Dept 2034, October 18).

Consulate General wishes US Gov’t to be first applicant because (1) it will give confidence to American landowners and (2) please Chinese authorities.

If Dept perceives no objection please reply earliest.