811.42793 SE/10–1447: Telegram

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

2071. Embassy’s immediately following en clair telegram26 contains text agreed upon by FonOff. Dept will note following minor changes. Article 1—the reference to Chinese law has been eliminated. [Page 1291] Article 2—section 4, FonOff has accepted wording with the addition after the words “Secretary of State of the U. S. of America”, of the following phrase “and also such conditions and requirements as are or may be prescribed by laws and regulations enforced in the territory where the property is situated.” Article 5—FonOff accepts limitation of five Chinese advisers to the board. Article 11—FonOff accepts Dept’s new wording of second sentence.

Authorization for signature requested. Embassy and FonOff agreeable simultaneous announcement Washington and Nanking. Signature would probably be delayed for 10 days in order to prepare Chinese texts.

  1. Telegram No. 2072, October 14, not printed.