Treaty Ports In China; (a Study In Diplomacy)

Paperback | January 14, 2012

byEn-sai Tai

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1918. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... roads, and all matters within the settlement, shall be under the control of the Consul. At present, on account of the rains, ground cannot be carefully measured; but the intendant will direct the local officer to make out a list of its proprietors, and to inform them that they may not rent or sell their grounds to others. As to the depth or shallowness of the river, accurate measurements have not yet been made, so it is not known whether steamers will be able to come in and anchor, or whether they will have to anchor at Chwang Yuen Khean, at Poo-Chow, or at some other place. It may happen, therefore, that American merchants will wish to put up buildings at the place of anchorage elsewhere. In which case, notwithstanding this agreement, American citizens, in accordance with the twelfth article of the treaty made at Tientsin, will be allowed to rent grounds and erect buildings wherever they may choose. Boundaries: On the north, the river; on the south, a line 90 measures from the river; on the west, the English settlement; on the east, a line 250 measures from said settlement.6 § 7. The Franco-Chinese War and the Treaty Ports (1884-1887). Early in 1884 hostilities were commenced between the French and Chinese troops without a formal declaration of war. The authorities of Canton, alarmed at this outbreak, proceeded to place obstructions in the entrance to the port in order to prevent possibility of attack by the French. Mr. Lowell, the American Minister to Great Britain, had an interview with Lord Granville on this matter. Mr. Lowell had been instructed to the effect that the treaty ports could not rightfully be closed by either France or China, except the latter should do so for necessary protection, and that should France agree absolutely and not conditional...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1918. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... roads, and all matters within the settlement, shall be under the control of the Consul. At present, on account of the rains, ground c...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 14, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217649726

ISBN - 13:9780217649728

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