The Ambassador in China (Johnson) to the Secretary of State
[Received April 8—5:20 a.m.]
My April 5, noon. Dr. Tuan Mao-lan95 of the Foreign Office called on me on the evening of April 7 and said that since it is not clear what procedure will be adopted for selection of Chinese members of the proposed provisional council he had been instructed to see me and make the following oral statement on behalf Minister for Foreign Affairs. (See my April 8, 10 a.m.96)
Sent to Shanghai, repeated to Department and Peiping.