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The Ambassador in China (Gauss) to the Secretary of State

1936. Consul [at] Tihwa reported that Provincial Chairman informed him October 9 that Soviets base objection to transshipment of war material to China on desire to avoid arousing Japanese suspicion, that Soviet Ambassador [at] Chungking said he would prefer to have to refer to Moscow Chinese proposal that some military goods be transported, and that the “plan can not be effected at present”.

Foregoing refers to Department’s 1407, October 1.