HC Deb 05 June 1967 vol 747 c105W
85. Sir W. Teeling

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, whilst still recognising the Chinese mainland Government, in view of recent insults to the United Kingdom, he will withdraw representation from Peking; and if he will now upgrade United Kingdom consular representation in Taiwan.

Mr. William Rodgers


88. Mr. Rankin

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will review the need to maintain a Consulate in Shanghai in view of the small numbers of British nationals now living in that city; and whether their interests could be safeguarded either by the British Consul at Peking or by the representative of a friendly Power in Shanghai.

Mr. William Rodgers

Since 1954 we have had an arrangement with the Chinese by which one officer from our Mission in Peking has resided in Shanghai to look after the interests of the small British community. As my hon. Friend will know, on 22nd May the Chinese Government unilaterally abrogated this arrangement. The interests of our nationals in Shanghai are now being looked after by our Mission in Peking.