693.9431/9–849: Telegram

The Consul General at Peiping (Clubb) to the Secretary of State

1499. ReContel 1380, August 18 (sent only August 27 due oversight). Consulate in receipt SCAP inquiry August 30 re offer coking coal for future reference. San Yang has been requested supply information.

SCAP inquiry report availability answered reftel.

San Yang asks that if feasible there be designated American, Japanese or other foreign company, Tokyo with whom they could get in touch re proffered sale Manchurian-North China products.

In view approval in principle restoration Sino-Japanese trade and since as indicated reftel best procedure seems be through giving opportunity direct contact between concerned parties, request seems reasonable.

Sent Dept, repeated AmPolAd Tokyo.