The Chargé in China ( Robertson ) to the Secretary of State
[Received January 3—3:38 a.m.]
7. According to telegram dated December 30 from Ward,2 Chiang Ching-kuo3 arrived Tihwa December 26 and departed for Moscow December 28. (Embassy’s 2232, December 28 to Dept, repeated Moscow.4) Ward says negotiations are proceeding with rebels; that Liu5 is confident of settlement and feels it may be soon, although (sent to Dept as 7; repeated to Moscow as 2) some local Chinese have taken umbrage at two new rebel desiderata: (1) that troops brought in to put down rebellion be withdrawn after settlement and (2) that secret police be disbanded.