793.94/7846: Telegram

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

92. 1. An officer of the Embassy has just been informed by a Chinese official of Cabinet rank that the Hopei-Chahar Council has agreed to the formation of a Sino-Japanese “anti-Communist” commission including Sung Che Yuan as head and Matsumuro as member and that under the terms of the agreement Japanese troops may proceed as far as Shihchiachuang and Shunteh, Hopei, as Hopei is considered to be threatened by Communist forces. This statement has not been verified by other sources.

2. Repeated to the Department, Peiping, Tokyo.