The Chargé in China (Peck) to the Secretary of State
[Received February 22—7 a.m.]
127. Reference Embassy’s No. 96, February 11, 6 p.m.23 and other telegrams on the same subject.
The third session of the People’s Political Council adjourned February 21 after what is reported to have been the most harmonious session yet held. A digest of Chiang Kai Shek’s closing address will be telegraphed later.23a
According to information from a reliable source, perhaps the most significant conclusion to be drawn from the meetings is that an overwhelming decision was reached to realize the object of establishing a democratic form of government in China and conversely to reject the proposals of a small minority for the creation of a totalitarian regime. It is not unlikely that the Generalissimo played a major part in bringing about this decision.
Repeated to Peiping.