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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]
Last Updated: 11 September 2013
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