§ 7. Mr. NUNN
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the decision of the Ministry of Industry of the Government of China, in reply to an inquiry from the Greater Shanghai Chamber of Commerce, to the effect that, as no Chinese patent law has as yet been enacted and promulgated, articles patented in foreign countries enjoy no patent rights in China; and whether he will make representations to the Government of China in order to afford protection to British patents?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
I have seen a statement in the Press reporting a ruling in this sense. The matter is under consideration with a view to discussion with the Chinese Government when an appropriate opportunity arises.