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Bulletins of the China and Japan Associations, 1957

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/L6/8/7

Scope and Contents

Bulletins and other documents of the China and Japan Associations:

1. CHINA ASSOCIATION

Bulletins nos 128-139, 22 January-18 December 1957, with extracts from United Kingdom trade returns; minutes of meetings of the General Committee; letters to the General Committee and to all members; and other items.

The documents include the following subjects:

1. China

Agriculture; American attitude to China; Austin cars; H.D.M. Barton's talk to the China Society; basic construction; birth control; British attitude to China; British chargé d'affaires at Peking; British companies still in Shanghai; British industrial exhibition in Peking; Canton Trade Fair; China Benevolent Fund; China Council for the Promotion of International Trade; China National Import-Export Corporation; Chinese Commercial Organisation in London; Chinese missions to the U.K.; Chinese Plastics Mission to the U.K.; Chinese Technical Mission to the U.K.; Chinese visitors to London; China Trade Meeting; Chinese Trading Organisation in the U.K.; civil and criminal law; civil aviation; communications with Tibet; coal industry; consumer goods; cotton; decentralisation of China trade; demand for scientific books; discussions on China trade at the Bermuda Conference; draft criminal code; economic construction bonds; economic plan; F.J. Erroll's visit to China (Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade); Export Credits Guarantee Department; export of documents of value from China; exports; flooding in Kwangtung; food scarcity; foreign correspondents in China; Foreign Trade Arbitration Committee; free speech campaign; German tractors; gold mining; harbour development at Hainan; harvest; import and export commodities provisional inspection standards; import and export permits; industry; interchange of technicians with the U.K.; language reform; liquidations; 'Long Bar', Shanghai; Mao Tse-tung and Europe; Mao Tse-tung's visit to Moscow; meeting of foreign trade experts; National People's Congress; new bond issue; new generation of students; oil industry; Pa Hsien Chiao Cemetery, Shanghai; Patons & Baldwins in Shanghai; peasant dissatisfaction; Peking Cemetery; port of Changkiang; private traders; proposed trade fair in Peking; quantitative control system; railways development; regulations on public order; roads; sales of machinery to China; Sanmen Gorge Reservoir; scientific research second five-year plan; Shanghai rents; share scrip; shipping; Sian-Hankow Railway; Sino-British Trade Committee; state finances; synthetic fibres as substitute for cotton; technical literature; textile industry; Tibet; trade embargo; trade embargo relaxations; trade in China produce; trade with Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Burma, Ceylon, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Morocco, North Korea, Northern Indo-China, Poland, Singapore, Soviet Union, Sweden, Syria, Uganda, U.K. and Yugoslavia; tractor requirements; trademarks, trading organisations, patents, etc.; U.K. exports of electrical machinery to China; U.K. glasscutters for China; visit of Chinese Economic and Technical Mission; visits to China; wages; warning factors in economy; H.M. Webb; workers; and the Yangtse River Bridge.

2. Hong Kong

Adverse trade balance; budget; China Association's policy re Hong Kong interests; China Merchants Steam Navigation Co. pier; falling exports; finances; growth in trade; Hong Kong and the exceptions procedure; Hong Kong and the Lancashire textile industry; Hong Kong and the proposed European Common Market/Free Trade Zone; Hong Kong at the U.S. World Trade Fair; Hong Kong Directory; Hong Kong hostel in London; Hong Kong Trade Exhibition; Hong Kong Volunteer Memorial; John Keswick's meeting with China Sub-Committee of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce; labour relations; legislation for the replacement of share certificates; manufactured goods; Murray Barracks; new technical college; order for British buses; participation in Frankfurt Trade Fair; refugees; relations with North Vietnam; resettlement problem; riots; rise in exports; Sino-French exchange of visits; textiles; trade with China; trade with the U.K.; trade with the U.S.A.; U.K. imports of Hong Kong cloth; and U.S. exports to Hong Kong.

3. Formosa

Business opportunities; relations with China; trade with Japan; trade with Morocco; and visitors.

4. Obituaries

J. Angwin; W.A. Argent; J.A. Bonnyman; Rev. Brother Caspian; Sir William Cockburn; W.E. Drummond-Smith; H.J. Everall; Eileen Gotch; Harold Griffin; W.A. Grinham; James Hall; J.S. Hay; H.C. Hopkins; L. Illingworth; George D. Jack; A.O. Lang; F.A. Mackintosh; D.R. Mackenzie; Alfred J. Maitland; Alice Maitland; Dr H.D. Matthews; W. Neill; Sir Herbert Phillips; T.S. Pugh; Alexander Samson; Robert P. Sanderson; Sir Thomas Southorn; A. Stevenson; D.J.C. Stewart; Lieutenant-Colonel N.W. Thoms; P.A. Travers Smith; T.E. Watts; and H.V. Wilkinson.

5. Miscellaneous

Board of Trade; Business opportunities in the Far East; China Association Trade Meeting; foreign capital and Vietnam; former Shanghai teacher's preparatory school; honours; Leipzig Trade Fair; Mordern College vacancies; Sino-Czechoslovakian trade agreement; Soviet Far Eastern Aid; and U.K. trading opportunities with South Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.


2. JAPAN ASSOCIATION

Bulletins nos 37-42, 30 January-29 November 1957, with statements of Japan's trade with China, Formosa and the sterling area; minutes of the Annual General Meeting of 24 April 1957; letters to members of committees and to all members; and other items.

The documents cover economic, political and other matters relating to Japan, including the following subjects:

Action on pirated designs; Aiichiro Fujiyama (Foreign Minister); anti-inflationary measures; K. Asakai; Aswan Dam; Austin cars; calendar exhibition; coal strike; credit to India; Sir Esler Dening (British Ambassador to Tokyo); double taxation; exports of radio sets; foreign exchange reserves; G.A.T.T.; imports; income tax; Indonesian reparations; international balance of payments position; Japan-Arabian oil plans; Japan's budget; Japan's need for foreign technology; Japan's Trade Fair; N. Kishi (Prime Minister); motor car manufactures; new ambassador to Japan; personal income tax; Philippines-Japan trade problems; pre-war claims against Japan; protection of foreign designs; relations with the U.S.A.; retirement of Haruhiko Nishi (Japanese Ambassador to the U.K.); shipbuilding; sterling receipts and payments; technical aid; textile quotas to the U.S.A.; trade returns; trade with Australia, Cambodia, China, Formosa, France, Laos, New Zealand, North Vietnam, Soviet Union and the U.K.; U.K.-Japan textile designs questions; and the World Bank.

Dates

  • 1957

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Extent

1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, 29 September 2011.

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