HC Deb 16 December 1936 vol 318 cc2439-40

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been called to the satisfactory exchange of visits between the Governor of Hong Kong on the one hand, and the chairman of the Kwangtung Provincial Government and the Mayor of Canton on the other; and whether he will take an early opportunity of conveying to the Chinese Government the gratification of His Majesty's Government on the amicable relations existing between the British colony and the Canton authorities?


Yes, Sir. Sentiments of the kind indicated by my hon. Friend have been expressed from time to time on behalf of His Majesty's Government, and I am confident that the Chinese Government fully appreciate and share their satisfaction at the excellent relations which exist between Canton and Hong Kong.


In view of the excellent relations which have been established and now exist between Canton And Hong Kong, would it not be a suitable opportunity to consider holding a trade fair or exhibition of British industries in Hong Kong because of the potential markets?


I am not the person to whom that question should be addressed.