793.94 Conference/220: Telegram

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

59. Your 26, November 11, noon. With regard to the outline you give of the probable substance of another possible communication to Japan, we suggest that the Conference avoid a statement such as “the Conference approves this decision on the part of China” and substitute therefor a statement to the effect that the Conference is of the opinion that the attitude of China is correct in that the controversy is of practical and legitimate concern to all the parties to the Nine Power Treaty and can be settled constructively only on a basis in conformity with the Nine Power Treaty.