The Ambassador in China (Stuart) to the Secretary of State
[Received 11:56 p. m.]
643. Re penultimate paragraph Peiping telegram 440 to Department March 19 10 which translated CCP11 article as explaining Soviet occupation of Dairen and Port Arthur as motivated by intention “to protect them from Japanese aggression”. In English Morse cast [English broadcast?] monitored by Embassy, Soviet occupation Dairen and Port Arthur was explained rather as move to protect them against “imperialist aggression in Far East” which, judging by tenor of article, refers principally to US.
Sent Department, repeated OffEmb Canton 188, Shanghai 294, Peiping 99.