893.00/5–2047: Telegram

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

1093. Following is Tihwa’s 196, May 14, 8 a.m.:

“General Sung told me last night that announcement is to be made within a week of appointment Masud Sabri21 as new Chairman of the Sinkiang Provincial Government. General Chang is expected, however, to remain as Chief of the National Government Northwest Headquarters and will presumably continue to exert influence on further steps in carrying out policies of his own initiation. Paxton”

  1. Turki leader. In telegram No. 1178, May 29, the Ambassador in China repeated the report from Tihwa that Masud Sabri formally took over the chairmanship on May 28 (893.00/5–2947).