893.00/1–246: Telegram

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

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some local Chinese have taken umbrage at two new rebel desiderata: (1) that troops brought in to put down rebellion be withdrawn after settlement and (2) that secret police be disbanded.

  1. Robert S. Ward, Consul at Tihwa.
  2. Son of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, President of the National Government of the Republic of China.
  3. Foreign Relations, 1945, vol. vii, p. 1024.
  4. Liu Tse-jung, Chinese Commissioner for Foreign Affairs in Sinkiang.