Coll 7/9 'Export of arms to China'

IOR/L/PS/12/2178

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The record is made up of 1 file (36 folios). It was created in 20 Jan 1932-25 Nov 1946. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.

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The file consists of correspondence regarding requests for war materials received from the Chinese Government in Nanking [Nanjing].

Correspondence dated 1932 concerns enquiries received from the Commonwealth Governments in Australia and Canada, asking for information on the British position regarding the sale of arms (either private or Government surplus) to China. The following topics are discussed in the correspondence: the repeal of the China Arms Embargo Agreement in 1929; the difficulty in effecting any reduction in the transport of arms to China; and Sino-Japanese relations in the aftermath of the Manchurian [Mukden] Incident.

Correspondence dated 1946 concerns further requests for war materials received from the Central Government, and the decision that arms should not be supplied by the UK Government. The file includes copy telegrams issued by the Dominions Office to the Governments of Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada and the Government of India, communicating the decision. The correspondence also discusses the resumption of the Chinese Civil War (1946-1950) and the attitude of the US Government.

The file includes a divider which gives a list of correspondence references contained in the file by year. This is placed at the end of the correspondence (folio 1).

Extent and format
1 file (36 folios)
Arrangement

The papers are arranged in rough chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 36; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio.

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English in Latin script
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British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers
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IOR/L/PS/12/2178
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Coll 7/9

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20 Jan 1932-25 Nov 1946 (CE, Gregorian)

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