793.94/2963: Telegram

The Chargé in France (Shaw) to the Secretary of State

821. From Ambassador Dawes: Sze is acting along the lines of my suggestion reported in my telegram 817, November 29, 2 p.m. He sent a representative to me with his exact statement to the Council from which I quote as follows:

“I am prepared to say to you now that if it can be established by neutral observers definitely verifying actual withdrawal of Japanese beyond Liao River, China is willing to leave out of the resolution the time limit for complete evacuation.

China is making this concession on the time limit entirely on the assumption that in fact Japan is definitely withdrawing from Chinchow.”

  • [Dawes]
  • Shaw