Chapter IV: October 16–December 31, 1936

Possibility of break in relations between China and Japan over excessive demands by latter; improvement of Japanese-Soviet relations; authorization of North China-Manchuria air service; unlikelihood of neutralization of Shanghai; defeat of pro-Japanese forces in Suiyuan; German-Japanese accord against Communist International and setback to Japanese-Soviet relations; Japanese-Italian agreement on Ethiopia and “Manchoukuo”; Japanese demonstration at Tsingtao by temporary landing of marines; forced detention at Sian of Generalissimo Chiang, December 12–25; surrender of Chang Hsueh-liang, a ringleader in Sian mutiny; settlement of Chengtu and Pakhoi incidents.


[340] The Counselor of Embassy in China ( Peck ) to the Secretary of State

793.94/8264: Telegram


[341] The Chargé in Japan ( Dickover ) to the Secretary of State

761.94/931


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

793.94/8258: Telegram


[343] The Counselor of Embassy in China ( Peck ) to the Secretary of State

793.94/8269: Telegram


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

793.94/8273: Telegram


[345] The Counselor of Embassy in China ( Peck ) to the Secretary of State

793.94/8282: Telegram


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

893.79694/13a: Telegram


[347] The Counselor of Embassy in China ( Peck ) to the Secretary of State

793.94/8287: Telegram


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

893.79694/14: Telegram


[349] The Counselor of Embassy in China ( Peck ) to the Secretary of State

793.94/8290: Telegram


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

793.94/8294: Telegram


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

793.94/8292: Telegram


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

793.94/8291: Telegram


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

793.94/8292: Telegram


[354] The Counselor of Embassy in China ( Peck ) to the Secretary of State

793.94/8295: Telegram


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

893.506 Manchuria/24: Telegram


[356] The Counselor of Embassy in China ( Peck ) to the Secretary of State

793.94/8300: Telegram


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

793.94/8292: Telegram


[358] The Chargé in Japan ( Dickover ) to the Secretary of State

793.94/8345


[359] The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in China ( Johnson )

893.506 Manchuria/24: Telegram


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

693.94244/161: Telegram


[361] The Chargé in Japan ( Dickover ) to the Secretary of State

741.94/75


[362] The Counselor of Embassy in China ( Peck ) to the Secretary of State

793.94/8303: Telegram


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

793.94/8304: Telegram


[365] The Counselor of Embassy in China ( Peck ) to the Secretary of State

793.94/8333: Telegram


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

893.01 Inner Mongolia/87: Telegram


[367] The Counselor of Embassy in China ( Peck ) to the Secretary of State

793.94/8334: Telegram


[368] The Counselor of Embassy in China ( Peck ) to the Secretary of State

793.94/8335: Telegram


[369] The Consul General at Shanghai ( Gauss ) to the Secretary of State

793.94/8337: Telegram

  1. Telegram in two sections.
  2. Telegram in three sections.
  3. Telegram in two sections.