Statement by Chinese Government Representative43
Besides the three points contained in the previous Government proposal, the National Government is prepared to take the three following measures;
- The Government will set up, in the Executive Yuan, an organ whose nature resembles a war cabinet, with a membership of from seven to nine men, to act as the policy-making body of the Executive Yuan. The Chinese Communist Party and other parties will be given representation on this organ.
- The Generalissimo of the National Military Council will appoint two Chinese army officers (of whom one will be an officer of the [Page 186] Chinese Communist troops), and one American army officer to make recommendations regarding the reorganization, equipment and supplies of Chinese Communist troops, for approval by the Generalissimo of the National Military Council.
- The Generalissimo of the National Military Council will appoint one American army officer as the immediate commander of Chinese Communist troops for the duration of the war against Japan. The said immediate commander of Chinese Communist troops shall be responsible to the Generalissimo of the National Military Council. He shall insure the observance and enforcement of all Government orders, military or non-military, in the area under his control.
- Given to General Hurley by Wang Shih-chieh, Chinese Minister of Information, on January 24.↩