The Counselor of Embassy in China (Lockhart) to the Secretary of State
[Received January 18—7 a.m.]
Following from Mukden:
“59, January 16, 8 p.m., Premier this evening announced that State Council today decided in view of Manchukuo’s alliance with [Page 5]Japan and fundamental enmity toward communism to join Anti-Comintern Pact and immediately to begin negotiations with parties thereto looking to formal adherence”.
Repeated to Chungking, by mail to Tokyo.