The Secretary of State to the Consul General at Shanghai (Davis)
1187. Has Land Bureau replied to ConGen’s request for further extension time limit for registration real propery (Shanghai’s 1546, June 25 repeated to Nanking 113523)?
Continued prolongation indecisive discussions with Chinese authorities seems to Dept to underscore necessity of giving publicity to Chinese requirements regarding reregistration of property. Failure to do so might subject Dept to criticism for failure to notify and protect interested American owners (Deptel 488 to Nanking repeated Shanghai as 67724). Emb requested to give further consideration (Sent Shanghai as 1187 repeated Nanking as 885) to problem and if Emb concurs it should instruct Shanghai to prepare appropriate press release for issuance in Washington with recommendation as to timing.