30 October 1945. Although local Lao Issara activists are gaining ground in some areas, often with Viet Minh support, elsewhere Franco–Lao forces are successful. Moreover, the French have now re-established themselves in Cochinchina and Cambodia. As part of a military agreement between Lao Issara and Viet Minh, Prince Phetsarath now agrees to an enlarged defence force that integrates Prince Souphanouvong’s Committee of Independent Laos with the Lao Issara Army. The new army will be commanded by Souphanouvong.
30 October 1945. After being blocked from entering Manchurian ports, finally Chinese government troops are landed by the U.S. fleet at Chinwangtao from where they subsequently fight their way north. Next day, Lin Piao is ordered to reorganize all Communist forces in Manchuria into a Northeastern People’s Autonomous Army. Both sides strive to strengthen their position in Manchuria in the lull before the resumption of all-out civil war.
30 October 1945. When news of the situation in Surabaya is received, fighting breaks out in Semarang and quickly spreads to Magelang, where only British air attacks save the beleaguered Gurkha force. Again, Sukarno is asked to intervene. Next day he makes a radio appeal for all fighting against the British to cease; the Republic cannot withstand the power of all the Allies. On the 1st he flies to Semarang, then proceeds to Yogyakarta via Magelang after failing to arrange a truce. An agreement made next day lasts until the 10th when news arrives from Surabaya of fierce fighting there.