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China—State Of Woosung Bar, Shanghai—Question

Volume 218: debated on Friday 24 April 1874

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asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether any Communications have passed between Her Majesty's Minister at Pekin and the Chinese Government on the subject of the silting up of the bed of the river at Shanghai; and, if any such Communications have been received at the Foreign Office, or any Despatches on the subject, if he has any objection to produce them?

Sir, the question of the silting up of the Woosung River has been frequently brought to the notice of the Chinese Government by nor Majesty's Minister at Pekin, and instructions were sent to Mr. Wade on the subject as lately as the 30th of January last. There will be no objection to produce the despatches upon the subject.