740.00113 European War 1939/444: Telegram

The Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant) to the Secretary of State

4293. Referring to your 3592, July 31, 8 p.m., and Embassy’s 4155, July 25, 5 p.m., and 4181, July 27, 9 p.m. The Department’s opinion regarding the position of China in the formulation of the joint declaration on transfers of property rights and interests in Axis dominated territories was explained informally to Ronald at the Foreign Office.

No difficulty will arise in regard to British acceptance of the Department’s views on Chinese participation. The approach to the Soviet Ambassador, forecast in Embassy’s 4155, July 25, 5 p.m., has, however, already been made, but the Foreign Office will now take the matter up again with Maisky.