893.00/3–245: Telegram

The Chargé in China (Atcheson) to the Secretary of State

351. Embassy telegraphed Consul at Tihwa on February 13 requesting telegraphic report on present status of Sinkiang revolt (ReEmbtel 271, February 21, 4 p.m.).

But no further information yet received. Latest local report is that Wu Chung-hsin will shortly be removed as chairman of Sinkiang because of certain anti-Soviet writings before his assumption of office which have only recently received publicity. Persons named as possible successors are Ho Yao-tsu, presently mayor of Chungking, and Chu Shao-liang. Paraphrased to Tihwa.