893.00/12512: Telegram

The Counselor of Legation in China (Gauss) to the Secretary of State

844. Following from Minister at Nanking:

“November 8, 6 p.m. On November 8 Central Political Council, disturbed by the change in foreign policy which may result from resignation of T. V. Soong, demanded from Administrative Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Tang Yu-jen full report of progress of Sino-Japanese negotiations. Result was that Central Political Council passed resolution directing Government to despatch instructions to Huang Fu to suspend conversations with Okamura immediately.

2. Resentment against Wang Ching-wei has developed because of his acquiescence in T. V.’s resignation and his alleged pro-Japanese orientation in foreign policy. H. H. Kung left for Nanchang by plane in order to inform Chiang Kai-shek of developments. Wang’s resignation is a possible outcome.”