1 Signed on May 2,1944;
Applied retroactively form April 3,1942.
Whereas the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain a-
nd Northern Ireland, in pursuance of their policy of the closest
cooperation with China in the financial as well as in the mili-
tary sphere in the war which they are waging against their comm-
on enemies, have decided to offer certain measures of assistance
And whereas the Government of the Republic of China (hereinafter
referred to as the Chinese Government), for the purpose of pros-
ecuting the war, desire to obtain facilities for the acquisition
of arms, munitions and military equipment;
Now, therefore the Government of the United Kingdom and the Chi-
nese Government have agreed as follows:
The Government of the United Kingdom will not claim reimburseme-
nt of the cost of any arms, munitions and military equipment wh-
ich it is possible for them to supply for the use of the Chinese
Forces. The Chinese Government will return to the Government of
the United Kingdom after the termination of hostilities with Ja-
pan any articles supplied under this Agreement which have not b-
een lost, destroyed or consumed and which the Government of the
United Kingdom may request them so to return.
In this Agreement the expression "termination of hostilities wi-
th Japan" means the signature of a general armistice or treaty
of peace (which is the earlier) with Japan to which the United
Kingdom and China are parties.
This Agreement shall be deemed to have come into force on the 3-
rd April, 1942.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Undersigned, duly authorized for that p-
urpose by their respective Governments, have signed the present
Agreement and have affixed their seals.
Done in duplicate, in London, the second day of May, 1944.
(Signed) V. K. Wellington Koo (L.S.)
(Signed) Anthony Eden (L.S.)