740.00119 P. W./8–1245: Telegram

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

1337. Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek has designated General Hsu Yung-chang, of the Chinese Army, head of the Military Operations Department of the Military Affairs Council, to represent the National Government of the Republic of China to accompany General MacArthur to receive the surrender of Japan. I have informed General Wedemeyer and he is taking details up directly with General MacArthur through military channels.