Message of congratulation by China to the Republic of the Philippines, October 15, 1943:

HIS EXCELLENCY
DR. JOSE P. LAUREL
PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC
OF THE PHILIPPINES
MANILA

YOUR EXCELLENCY

LEARNING WITH GRATIFICATION THAT YOUR COUNTRY HAS BECOME A SOVEREIGN NATION AND ESTABLISHED A REPUBLICAN GOVERNMENT ON OCTOBER FOURTEENTH UNDER YOUR EXCELLENCY’S PRESIDENCY, I HAVE THE HONOR TO EXTEND MY HEARTIEST CONGRATULATIONS IN REALIZING LONG-CHERISHED DESIRE YOUR COUNTRY BECOMES A NEW AND IMPORTANT MEMBER IN THE FAMILY OF NATIONS SHARING THE GREAT TASK IN RECONSTRUCTION GREATER EAST ASIA AND CONTRIBUTING TO FINAL VICTORY AT THE DAWN OF YOUR COUNTRY’S GLORY. I WISH YOUR EXCELLENCY GOOD HEALTH AND PROSPERITY OF YOUR PEOPLE.

WANG CHING-WEI
PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC
OF CHINA

Source: Office of the Solicitor General Library