40.00119 PW/8–1845

The President of the Chinese Executive Yuan (Soong) to the Secretary of State

Dear Mr. Byrnes: In connection with what you told me about Hongkong: Since Hongkong is in the China Theatre it seems to me perfectly logical to say to the British that surrender of the Japanese there should be tendered to the Supreme Commander of the China Theatre or his nominee, leaving in abeyance the question as to the eventual disposition of Hongkong.

With kind regards [etc.]

T. V. Soong