HC Deb 17 February 1879 vol 243 c1308

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether he can lay upon the Table of the House any Report made by the Consular Officer sent, in accordance with a separate article to the Chefoo Convention, on a mission of exploration to Thibet; also the Reports made by Mr. Vice Consul Baber on the capabilities of Chung-King for trade; and, whether it is intended to open Chung-King as a place of general trade.


Sir, no Mission has yet been sent to Thibet, and Mr. Baber has up to the present sent in no Report upon trade at Chung-King, though one may be expected before long. Nothing has therefore as yet been decided as to the opening of Chung-King to general trade.