File No. 4992/3.

Minister Rockhill to the Secretary of State.


(Mr. Rockhill states that the Chinese Government in reply to inquiry says that “all American criminals guilty of an ordinary offense who have taken refuge in Chinese territory, can of course be extradited, except those guilty of political offenses.” Mr. Rockhill adds that the Chinese Government will take action in the case submitted upon a statement of the exact nature of the crime and the presentation of written evidence.)