HC Deb 09 March 1903 vol 119 c105
MR. C. E. SCHWANN (Manchester, N.)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has received any official reports from Tientsin and Manchuria as to the Boxer movement and anti-foreign feeling in China; and will he state what measures the Government are taking in the matter.


No information has been received from Manchuria, but His Majesty's Consul General at Hankow has reported that he had received trust-worthy information of a threatened movement in Kansu. A report from the British Vice Consul at Tientsin also pointed in the same direction. His Majesty's Charge d' Affaires has warned the Chinese Government, and the Wai-pu-wu have stated in reply that they have received no corroboration of the news, and that the reports have probably arisen from movements of disbanded troops in Kansu.