893.00/8–1249: Telegram

The Consul General at Peiping (Clubb) to the Secretary of State

1351. Kuang Ming Jih Pao August 11 reporting on second day of conference representatives all circles Peiping stated Vice Chairman Chinese People’s Revolutionary Military Affairs Committee Chou En-lai attended and made political report on subject “carry revolution through to end and construct new China”.

Per this version, Chou [in] course report discussing Ambassador J. Leighton Stuart quoted World [Peiping?] Mayor Yeh Chien-ying, “this is an honest man who tells lies”. Item continued, “true depicting of face this American Ambassador drew roar laughter from whole gathering”.

Then (per item) Vice Chairman Chou Mun [made?] penetrating analysis American Ambassadors stationed China last few years, Hurley,76 Marshall,77 Wedemeyer78 and J. Leighton Stuart. Vice Chairman Chou said these several Ambassadors could be divided into two types as that of Marshall and J. Leighton Stuart, who were accustomed in appearing with deceptive countenances falsely covered with affability. However, their objectives alike were none other than desiring maintain special privileges of American imperialism in China and to force Chinese people into fold (in sense “to subject to control” due PLA).

Sent Department; repeated OffEmb Canton, Nanking 970, Shanghai 887. Tientsin by mail.

  1. Maj. Gen. Patrick J. Hurley, Special Representative of President Roosevelt in China, August 1944; Ambassador, December 1944–November 1945.
  2. General of the Army George C. Marshall, Special Representative of President Truman in China, December 1945–January 1947.
  3. Lt. Gen. Albert C. Wedemeyer, Special Representative of President Truman in China, July–September 1947.