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

20. [Here follows report on editorial in the Ta Kung Pao of January 5.]

Sun Fo, President of Legislative Yuan, in New Year’s message, decries suggesting that Manchuria should be governed by Russia after war, criticises, as unjust, American magazine article proposing inclusion of Thailand in new state with Malaya, British and Dutch [East] Indies and strongly opposes inclusion of Formosa in defense area across Pacific suggested in same article. He states recovery of Manchuria and Formosa unchangeable aim of China’s revolution and Thailand as once independent state should not be destroyed.