China and the Great Powers

Archive Report

Suspension of negotiations with the British Government by the Nationalist Government of Southern China, “because of the menacing concentration of British forces at Shanghai,” has been followed by renewed pressure upon the Government of the United States for immediate steps toward the settlement of all outstanding differences between this country and the Republic of China.

The British negotiations dealt primarily with the future status of the British concessions at Hankow and Kiukiang, a matter in which the United States has no direct interest. After a satisfactory settlement of the concession problem had been reached, however, it had been planned to proceed with a general examination of all other outstanding issues, both at Hankow and at Peking, which it was expected would point the way to ...

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