893.00/6–849: Telegram

The Consul General at Hong Kong (Hopper) to the Secretary of State

317. On June 8 interview with officer Consulate General, Yeh Tu-yi, Democratic League official, stated his intention go Shanghai June 10, join Lo Lung-chi and Chang Lan,94 proceed Peiping on invitation Mao Tse-tung. Purpose trip is prepare for PCC95 which now planned for early August. Yeh said Democratic League hopes to be “bridge” between Chinese Communists and US and so change Communists’ present anti-American orientation.

Sent Department 317, repeated Shanghai 83, Nanking 32, Peiping unnumbered.

  1. Leaders of the Democratic League.
  2. Political Consultative Conference.