31 Mr A. T. Stirling, External Affairs Officer in London, to Department of External Affairs
Memorandum S.3897 LONDON, n.d. [after 22 May 1937]
The first part of this memorandum did not relate to the Pacific Pact proposal.
4. The Ambassador at Nanking  now reports that the Minister for Foreign Affairs  seems reassured as to the possible effect of Anglo-Japanese conversations on Chinese interests; he realises that these conversations can not have proceeded very far. As for the proposal for a Pacific pact, the Minister doubted whether the material, though plentiful, was of a kind which would admit of embodiment in anything formal.