HC Deb 09 August 1904 vol 139 cc1560-1

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he can say whether the German Government is endeavouring to acquire from the Chinese Government a lease of the Tung-ting Lake, in the Yang-tse Valley, for the purpose of naval manœuvres; and can he make any further statement on the subject.


No Sir. We understand that there is no truth in the report referred to.

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