893.00/12323: Telegram

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

291. From American Consul General at Nanking:

“March 29, 3 p.m. It is reliably reported that Wang Ching-wei will resume office as President of Executive Yuan on March 30 and that the National Defense Council has adopted measures for uniting under National Government control all military forces in the country. This means incidentally that the Government assumes responsibility for the support of the forces formerly under Marshal Chang.[“]