HC Deb 03 July 1906 vol 159 c1620
MR. LONSDALE (Armagh, Mid.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the British claim against the Chinese Government, in connection with the murder of missionaries at Nan-chang, has been settled; and, if so, whether the terms are such as will tend to safeguard the lives and property of British missionaries in China in the future.


Terms of settlement have been arrived at as to the punishments of the responsible officials and rioters which are considered satisfactory, I and His Majesty's Chargé d' Affaires has been authorised to inform the Chinese Government that the matter will be regarded as settled conditionally on the payment of an indemnity to the surviving child of Mr. and Mrs. Kingham, and for the property destroyed, and of rewards for Chinese officials who assisted British missionaries. It is hoped that the punishments given will be a safeguard against such catastrophes in future.