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 [1] now reports that the Minister for Foreign Affairs [2] 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.

1 Sir Hughe Knatchbull-Hugessen.

2 Wang Chung-hui.

[AA : A981, PACIFIC 23]