793.94119/556: Telegram

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

350. Dr. Leighton Stuart has left (accompanied by Philip Fu) Peiping for Chungking at the instance of Dr. H. H. Kung.67 Some [Page 195] significance may be attached to this visit especially since it is understood that Kita and Wang Keh Min are cognizant of the visit and that Kita is using Stuart as a means of communicating views (believed to relate to possible peace terms) to Kung and/or other responsible Chinese officials.

Repeated to Chungking.

  1. Chinese Minister of Finance.