The Vice Consul in Charge at Canton (Adams) to the Secretary of State

No. 171

Sir: I have the honor to supplement my despatch No. 168 of November 6, 1920, regarding military and political happenings in the Canton consular district.

The following officials formally assumed the duties of their respective offices on the dates given:

  • Frank W. Lee, Commissioner of Foreign Affairs, November 5, 1920.
  • General Chen Chiung Ming, Civil Governor and Commander in Chief of the Kwangtung Armies, November 10, 1920.
  • Liao Chung Kai, Commissioner of Finance, November 5, 1920.
  • Huang Chiang, Superintendent of Customs at Canton, November 8, 1920.

Admiral Lin Pao-yi left Canton for Shanghai on the s.s. Szechuen (Butterfield & Swire) on the morning of November 7, 1920. It is [Page 484] also reported that Rear Admiral Tang Ting Kwang, after handing over the seals of the offices of Civil and Military Governor, declined to accept any position under the Southern Military Government, though this report has not yet been confirmed.

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I have [etc.]

Walter A. Adams