740.0011 Pacific War/2599

Memorandum of Conversation, by the Secretary of State

The Chinese Ambassador called at my request. I remarked that I had intended to invite him to come to see me yesterday, but that a funeral which I attended had prevented my doing so.

I asked the Ambassador how long China would continue to fight and he unhesitatingly replied that they would keep on. He added that he felt that just as Russia is gradually checkmating the German plans and military movements, particularly during the last year, China is in a similar position with respect to Japan.

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