The recognition of Soviet Russia by China and of China by Russia (TIME, June 9 et seq.) naturally specified for the delivery of the Russian Legation in the Legation quarter of Peking, and the Russian Consulates in various parts of China.
This simple undertaking was complicated :
1) By the fact that the Russian Legation had been raised to an Embassy, which would thus give the Soviet representative precedence over those of the Great Powers who are merely Ministers.
2) By the fact that the Legation quarter is governed by the foreign representatives resident therein. The Chinese Government was technically not within...