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China (Relief Ship Bombing)

Volume 438: debated on Wednesday 4 June 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has made representations and demanded compensation from the Chinese Government in connection with the bombing of the relief ship 1.s.t. "Wanshen" at a port in Shantung on 1st April 1947, in which Captain William Lee of Devonport, and two other members of the crew were injured.

Yes, Sir. Representations were made to the Chinese Government on 8th April. The Chinese Government have replied expressing their profound regret. Disciplinary action has been taken against the pilots responsible, and order= have been issued for the question of compensation to be discussed with U.N.R.R A.