§ 1. Mr. RAMSDEN
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if the diplomatic body in Pekin have given their consent to the appointment of three Chinese representatives on the Shanghai Municipal Council?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Sir Austen Chamberlain)
The Corps Diplomatique have agreed in principle to Chinese participation in the municipal administration, and have notified the Chinese Government accordingly. So I have no reason to suppose that any objection will be raised to this specific proposal. Their consent, however, has not yet been asked, since this matter is one of those the settlement of which is now being negotiated between the Consular body at Shanghai and the local Chinese authorities.
§ Mr. PALING
Are these the only Chinese representatives on the Municipal Council, or are there others elected previously?