The reappointment of Wu Ting Fang to his former post as Minister of China at Washington was gazetted in Pekin last week. After his recall in 1903 from Washington Mr. Wu held the lowest ministerial post in the Foreign Office and was transferred to a subordinate post in the Board of Punishments, where he brought about a revision of the penal code and some civil codes, and framed regulations governing limited liability companies. Sir Chentung Liang Cheng succeeded Wu Ting Fang and has been about four years in Washington, where he has spent the best part of his time in devising plans for reform measures in the present administrative system of China. It has been reported that the reason for his recall was the desire of his government to take advantage of his American experience in order to develop the reform program which has been adopted at Pekin.

Foreign restriction on American meat is growing. At the present time the importation of live meat animals from the United States is prohibited by Denmark, the Netherlands, and Norway. Austria-Hungary. France, and Germany exclude cattle, Great Britain swine, and Austria-Hungary sheep and goats. The only European countries to which live stock are shipped in any considerable number are Great Britain and Belgium. The importation of all meat, except pork and sausages, is prohibited by Austria-Hungary. Pork is excluded from Russia, and Norway prohibits the importation of all fresh meat. Fresh pork is excluded from Sweden, and other fresh meat from Denmark, while Germany excludes American fresh beef. Canned meat, sausages, cured horse meat and dog meat are prohibited by Germany, while Belgium also refuses to admit cured horse meat.

October 5, 1907

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.