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

No. 9

Sir: I have the honor to enclose a memorandum86 of a conversation held by me with General Ho Ying-chin, Minister of War, on September 25, 1935, on general subjects.

Interest attaches to the statement of General Ho that the relations between China and Japan are made more difficult by the difference of [Page 353]opinion and independence of action among various Japanese military individuals and units in China, not to mention lack of unity in the Government in Toyko.

General Ho said that the Japanese accused the Chinese of not knowing their own mind and he observed that the Japanese themselves exhibited this characteristic.

Respectfully yours,

For the Ambassador:
George Atcheson, Jr.

Second Secretary of Embassy
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