811.91293/187: Telegram

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

581. Legation’s 484, June 23, 4 p.m. Marshal Yen81 has issued an order restoring Hallett Abend’s press privileges. Abend intends to come to Peiping within a few weeks.82

For the Minister:
  1. Yen Hsi-shan, of Shansi, leader of the rebellion against the Chinese Government at Nanking.
  2. The Minister in China on October 27, 1930, reported, in telegram No. 936, from Peiping, that Hallett Abend had informed him of the satisfactory adjustment of his status vis-à-vis the Nanking Government—arranged apparently by the Chinese Minister of Finance, T. V. Soong (893.00/11271). Press privileges were not fully restored, however, until April 28, 1931 (811.91293/195).