893.102S/1679: Telegram

The Consul General at Shanghai (Lockhart) to the Secretary of State

1114. My 1105, August 13, 2 p.m.85 I have now received a reply from the Commissioner of Police stating that the Chinese in question, one Kiang Kwei Sung, was handed over by the French police to the municipal police on July 7, 1938, and on July 25, at 3:30 p.m., he was in turn handed over by the Settlement police to Sergeant Major Shibuya of the Japanese military police under the terms of the municipal proclamation of January 1, 193886 and that “no report has yet been received from the Japanese military authorities in connection with the disposition of Kiang Kwei Sung.”

In a previous letter dated August 13, the Commissioner transmitted a copy of Kiang’s statement and said “It will be observed that the offense against the Japanese forces was planned and put into effect from the Tsoongnan hospitals, International Settlement. The offense comes under clause I of the January proclamation. The arrested man is a self-confessed terrorist operating from Hankow and using the Settlement and the French Concession as a base.”

  1. Not printed.
  2. See telegram No. 2, January 2, 10 a.m., from the Consul General at Shanghai, p. 214.