HC Deb 04 July 1904 vol 137 c462

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the Chinese laboure s, who were embarked for South Africa at the British port of Hong-kong, are exeluded from the purview of the recent Anglo-Chinese Convention, and from the protection it would afford, for the reason that the Convention applies only to labourers embarked at Chinese treaty ports.


The Convention cannot of course apply to Hong-kong which is not a treaty port but a British Colony. Labourers leaving Hong-kon; are protectel not by the treaty but by the Colonial law and administration.