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Situation

Volume 236: debated on Monday 17 March 1930

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any development of interest has recently taken place in the situation in China so far as British nationals and property are affected?

Negotiations on the subject of extra-territoriality are still proceeding. No developments of special importance or interest have taken place since my reply to the hon. and gallant Member for Louth on the 19th February. As regards the internal situation in China the possibility of an early outbreak of civil war, to which I referred in my reply to the hon. Member for Kidderminster (Mr. Wardlaw-Milne) on the 26th February, has according to my latest information considerably decreased.