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US Acting Secretary of State Sumner Welles reaffirms American rights in China

Citation: Kerr, Philip Henry (1939) US Acting Secretary of State Sumner Welles reaffirms American rights in China. No Publisher. (Unpublished)

US Acting Secretary of State Sumner Welles responds to Japanese Foreign Office spokesman, Mr. Yakichiro Suma's statement that the US accepted the political realities of East Asia by reaffirming American rights in China. It also discusses French and British retreat from Eastern Asia along with US position, and the potential 10% surcharge on Japanese goods.

Additional Information: Creators: Philip Henry Kerr (UK Ambassador to US); Recipients: Edward Frederick Lindley Wood (UK Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs); Writing format: Print;
Creators: Kerr, Philip Henry and
Subjects: Politics
History
Keywords: Formal letter, United of States of America, Japan, China, Canada, Germany, *Shanghai (French concession), *Shanghai (International concession), France,
Divisions: Institute of Latin American Studies
Collections: Atlantic Archive: UK-US Relations in an Age of Global War 1939-1945
Dates:
  • 20 November 1939 (completed)
References: TNA Reference: FO 115/ 3420 - Foreign Relations U.S. and Japan; Project Record ID: A00001282;

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