HC Deb 09 March 1910 vol 14 cc1450-1

asked whether, in view of certain clauses in the Anglo-Japanese treaty of alliance, His Majesty's Government would ask Japan to define the limits of her interests in Manchuria, and more especially to explain on what ground she based her demand for so large a measure of participation in the Chinchow-Aigun Railway, which was, in Chinese opinion, so far removed from the South Manchurian Railway as to prohibit any objections on the plea of competition?


I do not see that there is anything in the question to modify the answer given to the hon. Member on the 28th of February, and I can only refer him to that answer and especially to the first two paragraphs of it, in view of which there is no object in pursuing the course advocated in the question, even if it were on other grounds reasonable.