893.76/62: Telegram

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

13. United Press representative Hankow informs me he is unable to serve Shanghai clients by regular wire services through Hong Kong. He asks that naval radio facilities Hankow to Shanghai be opened to him. Service Hankow–Hong Kong–United States is open. I am embarrassed by request because it would be necessary for me to exercise supervision over contents of messages lest radio service now needed by the Government be compromised. I would welcome Department’s advice in this matter.

Sent to Department. Repeated to Shanghai.