19 SEPTEMBER 1925, Page 2

* The newspapers of Friday, September 11th, contained a summary

of the recent correspondence between Peking and London. Mr. Austen Chamberlain expresses the readiness of the British Government to discuss the revision of the Tariff Treaties. As the Washington Treaty much more narrowly defined the objects of the Tariff Conference, Mr. Chamberlain's words must be taken to mean that the British Government are pre- pared, as we hoped they would be, greatly to enlarge the scope of the Conference and to consider the possibility of handing the control of the customs over to Chinas as soon as that is reasonably possible.

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