Memorandum of Conversation, by the Secretary of State

The British Ambassador called at his request. He said that his Government had information to the effect that China, while voicing a contrary view, really desired to see our talks with Japan prove successful. I replied that I had not heard anything to this effect.93

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  1. In a second memorandum, the Secretary of State added that he gave the British Ambassador “the high points” in the conversations with the Japanese in recent months and requested that this information be not repeated by the British Foreign Secretary (711.94/2360).