893.00/5–1249: Telegram

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

1010. Aliens Affairs Office yesterday summoned Embassy officer and told him orally following four regulations re conduct foreigners:36

No one to be on streets during curfew hours 11 p. m. to 5 a. m. except in emergency;
For time being no foreigners to go outside city walls without permit from Public Safety Bureau;
No military uniforms to be worn on streets or arms carried;
Pending completion preparations for registration automobiles they may be freely used within city.

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Other Embassies’ representatives called in individually and given same information orally. Imparting of information orally and individually apparently selected in order avoid inference Communists recognizing special status Foreign Missions. Embassy informing all Americans.

Sent Department, repeated Shanghai 562, OffEmb Canton 402.

  1. For information concerning the Chinese Communist occupation of Nan-lung, see telegram No. 848, April 24, from the Ambassador in China, p. 269.