Report of William W. Rockhill, Late Commissioner to China, with Accompanying Documents

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1901 - China - 382 pages
 

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Page 31 - It is a matter of joint and permanent international interest that the ports on the rivers and littoral of China should remain free and open to trade and to every other legitimate form of economic activity for the nationals of all countries without distinction ; and the two Governments agree on their part to uphold the same for all Chinese territory as far as they can exercise influence.
Page 20 - the policy of the Government of the United States is to seek a solution which may bring about permanent safety and peace to China, preserve Chinese territorial and administrative entity, protect all rights guaranteed to friendly Powers by treaty and international law, and safeguard for the world the principle of equal and impartial trade with all parts of the Chinese Empire," He was successful in obtaining the assent of the other Powers to the policy thus announced.
Page 20 - It is, of course, too early to forecast the means of attaining this last result; but the policy of the Government of the United States is to seek a solution which may bring about permanent safety and peace to China, preserve Chinese territorial and administrative entity, protect all rights guaranteed to friendly powers by treaty and international law, and safeguard for the world the principle of equal and impartial trade with all parts of the Chinese Empire.
Page 129 - IS, 1901. SIR: I have the honor to inclose herewith for your information copy of a report...
Page 68 - The Chinese Government will undertake to negotiate the amendments to the treaties of commerce and navigation considered useful by the powers and upon other subjects connected with commercial relations with the object of facilitating them.
Page 164 - II. (A) The severest punishment in proportion to their crimes for the persons designated in the Imperial Decree of September 25, 1900, and for those whom the representatives of the Powers shall subsequently designate. (B) Suspension of all official examinations for five years in all the towns where foreigners have been massacred or have been subjected to cruel treatment.
Page 315 - ... the direction of an international Commission. As soon as the administration of Tientsin shall have been handed back to the Chinese Government, it will be in a position to be represented on this commission, and will pay each year a sum of sixty thousand Haikwan taels for maintaining the works.
Page 351 - Until the Chinese Government has complied with the above to the satisfaction of the Powers, the Undersigned can hold out no expectation that the occupation of Peking and the Province of Chihli by the general forces can be brought to a conclusion.
Page 311 - Emperor the expression of the regrets of His Majesty the Emperor of China and of the Chinese Government for the assassination of His Excellency the late Baron von Ketteler, German minister. Prince Ch'iin left Peking the 12th of last July to carry out the orders which had been given him.
Page 208 - During the months of May, June, July, and August of the present year serious disturbances broke out in the northern provinces of China and crimes unprecedented in human history — crimes against the law of nations, against the laws of humanity, and against civilization — were committed under peculiarly odious circumstances.

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