|Parent||Collaboration Between Japan, Germany and Italy - Volume II|
|Date||25 November 1941|
|Collection||Tavenner Papers & IMTFE Official Records|
|Folder||Japan, Germany, Italy Collaboration Vol 2|
|Repository||University of Virginia Law Library|
Of perhaps even stronger efficacy is the simultaneously foreign- and military-political argument that for repre¬sentatives of the German Army such close cooperation with representatives of the Bed Army and Bolshevistic Russia is *$ossible« That Sino-Russian collaboration did not become much more close long ago, is to be traced, not to reserve on the Chinese part, but to Soviet misgivings - SIM FO's trip to Moscow was meant to remove these misgivings. But already now Russian material aid in sending Russian airplanes and pilots, which had led to a revival of the Chinese air attacks, is becoming more and more apparent. That the slogan 'German-Soviet collaboration1 will be taken up eagerly by the interested parties is shown in the enclosed cutting from the 'China Weekly Review1 of 25 December, 1937 • "The course of events in war has itself caused further evidence which was brought up by the German merchants in China to support the retention of the military advisors in the fields namely, that they (the advisors) were the pioneers and pathfinders for a considerable part of our China export to crumble away. Even if Chinese ability and will to buy further purchases in Germany should combine with the technical possibility of executing this import, already the geographical changes on the map of China, caused by the course of the war, would bring about a con¬siderable shifting of the possibilities for markets from the standpoint of percentage into the areas occupied by Japan.