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A conference took place at Wellington last night between the representatives of mercantile houses and the Grocers' Association for the purpose of endeavoring to devise means to protect European retail traders from the competition of Chinese. At the present time twenty-nine shops in that city are occupied by Chinese, and it is asserted that in consequence of the reduced prices at which they are able to offer their goods the business of European tradesmen is being injuriously affected, the working classes preferring to buy from the Chinese rather than purchase from Europeans at slightly higher rates. After considerable discussion a resolution was adopted—"That, in view of the unfair competition of the Chinese with European traders and labor, and the depreciation in the value of property which invariably follows the occupation of premises by Chinese, the meeting solicits the aid of all persons interested in urging upon Parliament the desirableness of legislating with the object of Betting apart in each colonjaj town a district) outside the

limits of whioh Chinese should not be allowed either to dwell or to carry on trade." The meeting deprecated anything like boycotting as being repugnant to the British sentiment of fair play.

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THE CHINESE QUESTION., Issue 7937, 19 June 1889

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THE CHINESE QUESTION. Issue 7937, 19 June 1889

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