§ 16. Sir W. de FRECE
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he can make any statement as to the progress of the negotiations affecting the proposed interim Chinese tariff?
Negotiations regarding the tariff are in progress, but have not reached a stage where a definite statement can be made.
§ Mr. LOOKER
Is it a part of these negotiations that, in return for an 861 increased tariff, we are stipulating that the Chinese should abandon their system of internal taxation?