Further Correspondence Respecting Anti-Foreign Riots in China; (In Continuation of "China No. 3 1891," C. 6431

Further Correspondence Respecting Anti-Foreign Riots in China; (In Continuation of "China No. 3 1891," C. 6431

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...September 10, 1891. THE Undersigned, Representatives of Belgium, the French Republic, the German Empire, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Spain, Russia, and the United States, have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of the Yamen's note dated the 3rd instant. Inasmuch as the Imperial Chinese Government decline to entertain the very moderate demands which at the present crisis it has been the duty of the Undersigned to address to the Tsung-li Yamen, with a view to procure for foreigners in this country such security in respect of life and property as they have a right to claim at the hands of the responsible authorities of His Majesty the Emperor; and seeing that what has unfortunately occurred at Ichang within the last few days proves how unfounded is the assertion of the Ministers of the Yamen, that the outbreak has been met with becoming energy and resolution, the Undersigned can see no possible advantage in continuing with his Highness and their Excellencies the Ministers of the Yamen the discussion of the several points at issue between them and the foreign Representatives. The Undersigned, therefore, are about to acquaint their respective Governments with the very unsatisfactory results of their united endeavours to induce the Government of China, through the Imperial Department for Foreign Affairs, to do more than issue to provincial and local officers absolutely inadequate instructions, and then to flatter themselves that they have thus amply fulfilled their obligations to the Governments and subjects of Treaty Powers, whereas in reality neither the measures employed for the suppression of the outbreak nor the assurances offered for the security of foreigners can be accepted either as a satisfaction for the past or as a guarantee for the...
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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 236g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236548175
  • 9781236548177