The Consul at Peiping (Touchette) to the Secretary of State
[Received August 17—4:45 a. m.]
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.[Page 420]
Vice President Li Tsung-jen attending conference, departing by air noon August 17 for Nanking.
Sent Nanking 461, Dept 308.