793.94/5193: Telegram

The Consul General at Shanghai (Cunningham) to the Acting Secretary of State

235. Colonel Drysdale has personally observed Japanese evacuation and resumption of control of evacuated area by the Chinese to date. Lotien was evacuated today and entered by the Chinese police without incident in accordance with prearranged schedule. This completes first phase of the evacuation. The date of evacuation from Yanghing-Tazang-Chenju position, presumably the next area to be evacuated, has not been announced. The Japanese say that further evacuation depends on developments. Transmit to War Department. Repeated to the Legation.