HC Deb 28 March 1898 vol 55 c1084

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether Her Majesty's Government have received confirmation of the statement that the Chinese Government have accepted the Russian demands, which include the lease of Port Arthur as a fortified naval base, the lease of Talienwan as the fortified terminus of the Trans-Siberian' Railway, and the right to make a railway from Petuna to Port Arthur?


Her Majesty's Minister at Pekin telegraphs that the Russian agreement with China was signed yesterday. We are not yet aware of the actual terms.