893.001 Chiang Kai-shek/7–849: Telegram

The Consul at Taipei (Edgar) to the Secretary of State

274. Chen Cheng54 yesterday told Steele, Herald Tribune, [that] Generalissimo55 will go Canton next week to develop solidarity on basis recent manifesto. May go inland after Canton. Chen stated past defeats not due lack armies or matériel but lack will to fight. Foresees resurgence national spirit through Generalissimo’s efforts. Sent Canton 117, repeated Secretary of State 274.

  1. Governor of Taiwan (Formosa).
  2. Chiang Kai-shek, who retired as President of the Republic of China on January 21, 1949.