HC Deb 18 April 1901 vol 92 c605
* MR. CHANNING (Northamptonshire, E.)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs if there is any truth in the statement that the Nanking and Wu-chang viceroys have received a letter from His Majesty's Government recognising their patriotism in opposing the Manchurian Convention, and congratulating them on the result of their action; and whether in this sense His Majesty's Government have themselves made any such communication, or that any British official in China has done so with authority.


We have been in frequent communication with the viceroys at Nanking and Wu-chang since the flight of the Court from Peking, and the Consuls-General at Shanghai and Hankow were recently desired to inform them that their patriotic and courageous conduct during the recent crisis was highly appreciated by His Majesty's Government.