A visit to India, China and Japan, newly revised and ed. by G.F. Pardon

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Page 260 - Treaties ; and it is hereby expressly stipulated that the British Government and its subjects will be allowed free and equal participation in all privileges, immunities, and advantages that may have been, or may be hereafter, granted by His Majesty the Emperor of China to the Government or subjects of any other nation.
Page 254 - Knight of the most ancient and most noble Order of the Thistle...
Page 257 - The British authorities will likewise do their utmost to bring to justice any British subject fraudulently absconding or failing to discharge debts incurred by him to a Chinese subject.
Page 284 - British merchants from one of the open ports of China to another, under the same conditions in respect of security, as cash on payment at the port of shipment of the duty specified in the tariff.
Page 257 - Japanese subjects may freely use foreign or Japanese coin, in making payments to each other. As some time will elapse before the Japanese will become acquainted with the value of foreign coin, the Japanese Government will, for the period of one year after the opening of each port, furnish British subjects with Japanese coin in exchange for theirs, equal weights being given, and no discount taken for re-coinage.
Page 257 - A British subject having reason to complain of a Chinese must proceed to the Consulate, and state his grievance. The Consul will inquire into the merits of the case, and do his utmost to arrange it amicably. In like manner, if a Chinese have reason to complain of a British subject, the Consul shall no less listen to his complaint, and endeavour to settle it in a friendly manner.
Page 262 - Vessels needing repairs may land their cargo for that purpose, without the payment of duty. All goods so landed shall remain in charge of the Japanese authorities, and all just charges for storage, labour, and supervision, shall be paid thereon.
Page 284 - To the prevention of misunderstanding, it is agreed that the term of twenty-four hours, within which British vessels must be reported to the consul under article XXXVII. of the treaty of Tien-tsin, shall be understood to commence from the time a British vessel comes within the limits of the port ; as also the term of fortyeight hours allowed her by Article XXX. of the same treaty to remain in port without payment of tonnage dues.
Page 260 - It is agreed that either of the High Contracting Parties to this Treaty may demand a further revision of the...
Page 264 - All articles in this class shall be free of duty : — Gold and silver, coined or uncoined. Wearing apparel in actual use. Household furniture and printed books, not intended for sale, but the property of persons who come to reside in Japan.

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