793.94/10054: Telegram

The Consul at Geneva (Bucknell) to the Secretary of State

292. Consulate’s 285, September 12, 8 p.m. The Chinese notes were received by the Secretariat today.

1. The appeal to the Council after a brief introduction states:

“For the facts of the case I beg leave to refer to the statements which the Chinese Government has communicated on August 30 and September 12, 1937, to the [Council?] for the information of the members of the League and the Advisory Committee set up under a resolution of the Assembly of February 24, 1933, adopted in virtue of paragraph 3, article 3 of the Covenant.

In view of Japan’s present relation to the League and her action in China, the Chinese Government holds, without prejudice to the continuing validity and binding effect of all the decisions hitherto taken by the Assembly and Council in the Sino-Japanese conflict, that article 17 of the Covenant is also applicable.

In the name of my Government I hereby invoke the application of articles 10, 11 and 17 of the Covenant and appeal to the Council to advise upon such means and take such action as may be appropriate and necessary for the situation under the said articles.”

2. As reported the covering letter to the supplementary statement requests that it be communicated to members of the League and to the Advisory Committee.