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

818. In conversation Japanese Minister informed me that he would be here until about 20th of November. He expressed himself as optimistic that discussions which he is having with Generals Huang Fu72 and Ho Ying-chin73 would lead to an amicable settlement of troubles in North China. Most difficult problems were customs, postal facilities and railway connections, but he was optimistic that these also would be amicably settled before the end of the month.

Tokyo informed.

  1. Chairman, Peiping Political Council.
  2. Minister of Military Affairs; member, Kuomintang Central Executive Committee; chairman, Peiping branch, National Military Council.