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US Acting Secretary of State Sumner Welles reaffirms American rights in China, November 20 1939

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.
Item Type: Formal letter
Date: 20 November 1939
Title of document: US Acting Secretary of State Sumner Welles reaffirms American rights in China
Authors or Creators: Kerr, Philip Henry (UK Ambassador to US)
Recipients: Wood Edward Fre, Edward Frederick Lindley (UK Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs)
Places: The Americas > North America > United of States of America
Asia > Eastern Asia > Japan
Asia > Eastern Asia > China
The Americas > North America > Canada
Europe > Western Europe > Germany
Asia > Eastern Asia > *Shanghai (French concession)
Asia > Eastern Asia > *Shanghai (International concession)
Europe > Western Europe > France
Reference: FO 115/ 3420 - Foreign Relations U.S. and Japan
URI: http://archive.atlantic-archive.org/id/eprint/672
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