893.00/1–1345: Telegram

The Ambassador in China ( Hurley ) to the Secretary of State

52. Representative of Director of Chinese Military Intelligence admitted January 10 to Naval Attaché,28 that there had recently been a series of clashes on Hupeh–Anhwei border between New Fourth (Communist) Army and Central Government troops of fifth war zone. He did not indicate in any way that initiative had been taken by Communists.

Representative added that between two and three thousand New Fourth Army troops had crossed Yangtze from Anhwei, allegedly to greet American forces who they anticipated were soon to land on Chekiang coast.

  1. Capt. Henry T. Jarrell.