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China

Volume 244: debated on Wednesday 12 November 1930

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Nanking Government

1.

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether an agreement has now been reached on all outstanding points between His Majesty's Government and the Nanking Government?

As I have already announced to the House, agreement has been reached on a number of questions. With regard to the question of extraterritoriality, I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which I returned to him on the 5th of November.

Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether conversations are going on, and how long it will be before they are concluded?

Does this refer to the agreement with reference to the Hankow and Canton Railway?

No, that is not included. If the hon. Gentleman desires to have further information on that point and will put a question down, I will give him an answer.

Does the agreement include any points in regard to the Boxer Indemnity

Yes, as I announced in the House, that is one of the questions dealt with.

Do not the Boxer Indemnity and the Hankow and Canton Railway fit in with one another?

If the hon. Member requires further information on this matter, and will put down a question, I shall be pleased to give it.