The Ambassador in China (Gauss) to the Secretary of State
[Received June 6.]
Sir: I have the honor to enclose a memorandum of conversation with Chou En-lai, official representative in Chungking of the Chinese Communist party. The conversation covered such matters as Chinese reaction to the recent allied defeat in Burma, the present condition of Communist forces, possible developments in the event of a Russo-Japanese war and the economic situation. With reference to Chou’s observations on the strong elements in the Kuomintang, the Embassy hopes in the near future to be able to submit a report on this matter,13 giving its estimate and evaluation of the character of the present Kuomintang leadership.