123 Clubb, Oliver Edmund: Telegram

The Ambassador in China ( Stuart ) to the Secretary of State

2023. For Clubb, Changchun: Embassy has reason to believe that Chinese Govt does not presently intend occupation Harbin. Repeated efforts to obtain your safe transport Harbin have been fruitless, and it cannot but anticipate that this situation will continue. Accordingly, you should be prepared to spend winter months at Changchun, and Embassy is clarifying with Chinese Govt your status there. Dept desires report on conditions in Antung area and estimate of desirability of establishing Vice Consulate as listening post. [Page 1151] You are hereby authorized proceed Antung at your earliest convenience and submit report to Embassy and Dept.

Sent Mukden 75, repeated Dept 2023, Dec. 3, 11 a.m.