The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in China (Stuart)
1098. Draft press release contained [in] Shanghai’s despatch 1524, July 2326 needs editing, especially those clauses relating to documentary evidence of ownership which should reflect more closely wording of Article IV of Treaty.
Has progress been made (Deptel 934, July 29, repeated Shanghai 1255) in negotiations with view to obtaining specific extension of time limit for registration? Dept suggests advisability of clearing informally with Chinese authorities revised text of draft release which would include, if possible, specific reference to time limit. (Sent Nanking as 1098 repeated Shanghai as 1469.) Such a release would be given publicity at a given date both by Consulate General and by Dept.
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