793.94/9422: Telegram

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

432. Shanghai’s 480, August 14, 5 p.m., and my 431, August 14, 6 p.m. I have forwarded written protest to Minister of Foreign Affairs.11 I also called in person upon him this evening and protested against dropping of bombs in Settlement south of Soochow Creek now used as refuge by Americans and other foreigners. I appealed to him to urge Chinese military authorities to do everything [Page 412] possible to stop this wanton violation of Settlement now packed with refugees. Minister of Foreign Affairs promised to take matter up with Generalissimo. British and French Ambassadors have filed similar protests and matter has been brought to the attention of Generalissimo again through Mr. Donald.

  1. Wang Chung-hui.