893.00/8–3045: Telegram

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

1370. Dept is concerned about political and military situation in Shanghai which according to telegram No. 4023 dated August 29 from Bern is deteriorating. According to Bern military relief mission Shanghai informed Commanding General Chungking that Allied troops rather than Central Government troops should take over Shanghai from Japs if civil strife is to be avoided.

Dept wishes to be kept informed of developments and would appreciate your and General Wedemeyer’s comments.23

  1. Marginal notation: “Cleared with G–1, War Department, which consulted with Joint Chiefs representative.”