Congressional Edition Volume 1; V. 5104

Congressional Edition Volume 1; V. 5104

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...of the consular body at Shanghai on July 26 last in reference to the custody of Chinese female prisoners correctly, and on the 6th instant the dean of the diplomatic body sent the senior consul at Shanghai a note, a copy of which 1 Inclose in translation, embodying the views of the foreign representatives here concerning said decision. You further state that the 1S69 rules for the mixed court in the settlement of Shanghai are only supposed to exist by courtesy. While I admit that many changes and additions have been made to said rules since they were first accepted by the Chinese Government and the diplomatic representatives of the powers in 1869, such changes and additions have never been adopted by mutual consent of China and the powers. I fail to see how any amendment could have permanently binding force unless so agreed upon. (Signed) W. W. Rockhill. t Subinclosure to lnclosure 8. Baron von Mumm to Mr. Kleimenow. Peking, January 6, 1906. Mb. Consul-general: In view of the late Incidents at Shanghai my honorable colleagues have requested me to make the following statement to the consular body. The representatives of the powers have learned with astonishment that the consular body have decided in a meeting held on the 26th of last July that the assessors at the mixed court should send to the municipal jail Chinese women condemned by that court to be imprisoned. Their attention has also been called to a letter sent by the taot'ai under date of the 10th of June to the dean of the consular body, and which has just been published in the North China Daily News, and in which this office formally refuses to agree that condemned Chinese women shall be imprisoned in the municipal jail. My honorable colleagues have requested me to recall to you that more

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  • Paperback | 542 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 28mm | 957g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236651650
  • 9781236651655