123 Gleysteen, Culver: Telegram

The Consul at Dairen ( Paddock ) to the Secretary of State

121. It uncertain if my application to Chinese police of Kwantung administration for identification cards (re immediately preceding telegram) will be considered by Department as a form of recognition of Kwantung administration.

In short discussion regarding Chinese police, Levushkin, at same interview, said they responsible maintain order and are not under Soviet control. I replied I considered Kwantung police merely a branch of Soviet administration and that Soviets, as military authorities, are responsible for area; it was on this basis Consulate had written police for driving licenses and other matters in past year. He made no comment.

Sent Department 121; repeated Nanking 86, OffEmb Canton 30, Shanghai 117, Moscow 69.

Paddock