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«* . CONCESSIONS BY CHINA. The following is a list of the concessions obtained by the various nations from China : — GREAT BRITAIN. 1. An undertaking by China not to part with any territory In the valley of the Yang-tee-kiang, either by lease or otherwise. 2. An undertaking that Sir Robert Hart's successor in the management of the Chinese Imperial Maritime Customs ■hall be an Englishman so long as British trade predominates. 3. The opening of three new treaty ports— Chin-wan Peitaho, in the Gulf of Pechill ; Fun-ning, situated in the inlet of Samsa; and Yo-chow, on the Tungting Lake. The last-named is tbe first treaty port ever opened in Hu-nan. 4. The throwing open of all the inland Waterways of China to foreign trade. 5. The concession of a loan to the Shang hat Bank (in conjunction with a German bunk), certain litikin dues and maritime Customs being assigned to the eei vice of the loan. 6. A leaf* of Wei-hei-wei on the same conditions and for the same term of years as those obtained by Russia In Port Arthur, 9RAHCI. 1. The non-alienation of any part of the provinces of Kwarig-tung, Kwang-si, and Yunnan. 2. The construction of a railway to Turinan-fu. 3. Th»> lease of a coaling station, pro bably K^ang-chow-wan, opposite the island <>f Hainan. 4. The appointment of a Frenchman as director oi the Imperial Post. RUSSIA. 1. The lease for a period, nominally twenty- five yearß, of Port Arthur aud Talienwan, with rights of fortification 2. The light to construct a railway from Siberia through Manchuria to Port Arthnr and Talienwan. 3. The right to station troops in Manchuria " to protect the railway." GERMANY. 1. The lease of Kiaou-chow and a considerable slice of territory adjacent for ninety nine years. 2. The right to construct Tailways in Shan-tung. 2. Mineral concessions in Shan-tung and general •• hinterland " rights.

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CHINA., Timaru Herald, Volume LX, Issue 2719, 1 June 1898

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CHINA. Timaru Herald, Volume LX, Issue 2719, 1 June 1898

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