500.A15A5/605: Telegram

The Chairman of the American Delegation (Davis) to the Secretary of State

40. Supplementing my 39, Jan. 9, 7 p.m.26 Eden told me it was his opinion that the so-called negotiations between China and Japan for a non-aggression pact were not as serious a matter as Craigie thought and that in a talk with the Chinese Ambassador he gathered the impression that the Chinese are discussing this idea in order to play for time but without any serious intention of consummating such a pact.