11 OCTOBER 1913, Page 26

Hoofeng Lao Jen : Letters on the Chinese Constitution. By

Sir Francis Piggott. (Butterworth and Co. 3s. net.)—This, little volume contains a series of letters contributed by Sir F. Piggott, late Chief Justice of Hong Kong, to Chinese newspapers, with a view to showing how Chinese Liberals. may adapt the principles of the British Constitution to the exigencies of their present political situation. Sir Francis is. convinced that the time has not yet come for any introduction of the party system, but be considers that the English principle of Ministerial responsibility might be adopted, with the Cabinet system kept for the present in abeyance.