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The Minister in China (Crane) to the Secretary of State

386. Japanese Minister officially informed Foreign Office that Hsu had escaped from the Japanese Legation night of 14th. Unconfirmed rumors state that [he] has fled to Mongolia. Another theory from Chinese sources is that Hsu is going to Shanghai to intrigue with Canton, forming [Anfuite] provincial coalition against Peking. Reported also Nishihara in Shanghai negotiating Japanese loan to South.