The interested Governments other than the Chinese have now said in effect 'buy time but as cheaply as possible'. The Chinese Government has taken a strong stand against any such agreement with the Japanese. Chiang Kai-shek' has telegraphed the President  in most forceful terms, and the Chinese Ambassador  and Dr.
T. V. Soong  saw the President today and supported Chiang Kai- shek's principal point, that any such agreement as has been proposed (apart from detailed terms) would be interpreted in China as sacrificing them for our purposes, and would be destructive to Chinese morale.
Whether arising out of the above or not the Secretary of State this afternoon handed to the Japanese representatives a document detailing fundamental principles on which a general Pacific settlement must be based (territorial integrity, peaceful methods, law and order etc.) but containing no reference to the modus vivendi. 
None of us (British Ambassador  etc.) can discover more than this. Hope to find out more tomorrow.