CHINA: British Blunder

The united diplomatic front so long presented by the powers toward China was seriously weakened last week by the release of a British note calling upon the other powers to grant important concessions to the Chinese.

Proposed Concessions: 1) immediate granting of permission to the Chinese to increase their customs dues, as was envisioned in the Washington Treaties; 2) gradual abolition of the extraterritoriality system, whereby foreigners are tried before foreign courts in China; 3) renegotiation of the chief Chino-Foreign treaties, looking toward their revision; 4) disavowal by the powers of any...

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