The Consul at Tihwa ( Paxton ) to the Secretary of State
[Received August 26—7:13 a. m.]
81. Foreign Office official informs me (refEmbtel to Department 1489, August 12) that he is flying to Alma-Ata August 31 for first Sino-Soviet board of directors meeting in 4 years.
He said that if conditions warranted they might refuse to renew agreement but implied this action not certain.
Sent Nanking 159; repeated Department 81.