893.00/8–1748: Telegram

The Consul at Peiping (Touchette) to the Secretary of State

308. Remytel August 17, 460 Nanking, 307 Washington and 327 Shanghai.

As far as could be ascertained this date, purpose North China political military conference is desire Fu Tso-yi to gather opinions leaders of provinces Hopei, Jehol, Chahar, Suiyuan and mayors Peiping and Tientsin and North China military leaders for formation better plans and execution Communist suppression activities these provinces.

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Vice President Li Tsung-jen attending conference, departing by air noon August 17 for Nanking.

Sent Nanking 461, Dept 308.