The Counselor of Embassy in China (Smyth) to the Secretary of State
[Received February 17—5:39 a.m.]
314. Reopening of consular offices Manchuria (Dept’s 283, Feb 1311 and Embassy’s 193, Jan ). Vice Minister Foreign Affairs Liu Chieh informed me today that (sent Dept 314, repeated Shanghai 104), while Foreign Office would like to have our consular officers return to Manchuria, under present conditions in Manchuria, it would not be practicable for the time being.
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