HC Deb 23 February 1899 vol 67 c289
SIR E. ASHMEAD-BARTLETT (Sheffield, Ecclesall)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether Her Majesty's Government are now prepared to define what territory is included in the pledge of the Chinese Government not to alienate the Valley of the Yang-tsze-Kiang?


No further agreement has been concluded with the Chinese Government beyond that, which is upon the Table. The valley or basin of the Yang-tsze presumably includes, according to the ordinary meaning, the provinces of which the streams run into that river.


May I ask the right honourable Gentleman whether the Foreign Office will present to the House a map showing the exact districts included in the pledge?

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