793.94/5164: Telegram

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

222. The Japanese are withdrawing today one infantry battalion from each of the following localities to Woosung for embarkation to Dairen: Nanziang, Lotien, Liuho, Kiating. Total about 24,000 men of the 3d Division. It is expected that the Nanziang-Liuho positions will be evacuated by May 9, when Chinese police force of 300 men now on the way from Nanking will take over the control of evacuated [Page 3] districts in accordance with the peace agreement concluded yesterday. Additional police are en route here from Peiping. Please inform War Department.

Repeated to the Legation, copy to the Minister.