- Political affairs.
Opposition of military governors of northern provinces towards the Central
Government. Dissolution of Parliament. Attempt to restore the monarchy.
Opposition of the southern provinces. Incapacity of President Li Yuan-hung.
Assumption of the office of Acting President by Vice President Feng
Kuo-chang. Attempted establishment of an opposition government at Canton.
Reconvocation of parliament (Documents 55-150)
- Financial affairs.
Invitation for the reentry of the American Group into the Six Power
Consortium. Attitude of the American and British Governments. Loan contracts
between the Chinese Bank of Communications and the Japanese Banking Group.
Request for a war loan from the United States Government. Proposal to admit
Belgium to the Consortium. Proposal for a second currency reform loan.
Advance of yen 10,000,000 by the Japanese Group (Documents 151-223)
- Railway concessions.
Protest of France and Great Britain against the Siems-Cary & Co.
contract for the building of certain railway lines. Proposal for the future
policy to be pursued on the Hukuang Railways (Documents 224-264)
- Huai River and Grand Canal conservancy project. Participation of a
Japanese bank in the contract between China and an American firm for the
improvement of the Grand Canal
- Taxation of foreigners in China
- Demands of Japan upon China in consequence of a clash between Chinese and
Japanese troops at Chengchiatun, Mongolia. Attitude of Japan toward an
inquiry made by the United States. Settlement of the affair (Documents 305-314)
- Claim of Japan to special and close relations with China. Attitude of the
United States. Exchange of Lansing-Ishii, notes. Attitude of China.
Premature publicity given to the notes (Documents 315-338)
- Discrimination against American exporters in China in the exportation of
flour from China. Attitude of the United States (Documents 339-347)
- Application of the most favored nation clause in the treaty of June 18,
1858, between the United States arid China, to the concessions obtained by
Japan in Manchuria and Eastern Mongolia under the Sino-Japanese treaty of
May 25, 1915 (Documents 348-349)
- Regulations for the suppression of the liquor traffic in certain districts
of Northern Manchuria. Acceptance of the regulations by the United
States (Documents 350-351)
- Protection of Chinese interests in Mexico. Asylum in the United States to Chinese refugees accompanying General Pershing’s forces out of Mexico. American consular officers in Mexico instructed to render good offices in behalf of Chinese citizens.