Manawatu Herald , 11 May 1899, Page 2
Tbe Anglo-Ru«?sian agreement ha* bsen published. la it Qreat Britain and Russia agree to recognise the economic and gi ographioal coolitiona of certain parts of China. Fhev ore in accord on the rail*
way qiies'.ion.?, and disclaim all intention of infringing any of the China'^ sovereign right) or treaties.
The London now^papera complain that Anglo-Russian agreement is res-rioted to dealing with railways. The limes Pekin corres* oondent states that the An^lo- German Tientain-Chinkiang railway negotiations have led to a preliminary con tract b ft ing made for a 6 per «sent. loan of £7,400,000 fop the construction of the proposed raijway. This loan will be secured on a mortgage over the railway..
In connection with the manage* uenfc of the railway, China guarantiees that; the German section of the railway shall be under German and Chinese control, and that the Ohinkiang section will be under English and Chinese control.
The line is to ba built within five years' time.