HC Deb 10 May 1915 vol 71 c1365
2. Mr. PETO

asked whether the demand put forward by the Japanese for railway concessions in the Yangtse Valley fulfils the natural expectation of the Foreign Office that Japan, by not applying for any concessions in this region which would affect British interests, should show reciprocity for our abstentions from applying for railway concessions which would affect the South Manchurian Railway; and in view of the very satisfactory announcement made to-day, whether he has anything to add?


As the hon. Member may have noticed from the statement in the Press this morning, an agreement has been reached between China and Japan. It is understood that the questions of railway concessions in South China are reserved for future negotiation, and in the circumstances it does not seem necessary to enter into the subject of this question at this moment.