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The British Embassy to the Department of State


In connection with the situation in the Far East the League of Nations Assembly passed a resolution on the 5th October, recommending that the Advisory Committee should hold a further meeting within one month from that date. In view, however, of the opening of the Nine Power Conference on the 30th October, His Majesty’s Chargé d’Affaires at Nanking has been instructed to suggest to the Chinese Government that they should request the Secretary General of the League to postpone a further meeting of the Advisory Committee to a date to be fixed by the Chairman of the Committee in consultation with the Secretary General after it is seen what progress the Nine Power Conference is making.

His Majesty’s Government hope that the United States Government may see their way to instructing their Representative at Nanking to make a similar suggestion to the Chinese Government.