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John Hay to Andrew White, "First 'Open Door' Note, Sept. 6, 1899

December 13, 1901

Secretary John Hay wrote versions of this note to each of the major powers (Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Russia, and Japan).

John Hay, "Letter of Instruction," March 20, 1900

December 13, 1901

The U.S. Secretary of State John Hay sent this letter to U.S. ambassadors.

John Hay, "Update: U.S. Ambassadors," July 3, 1900

December 13, 1901

U.S. Secretary of State John Hay directed U.S. representatives abroad to convey American policy on China to their host governments.

Extracts from the Lockhart Report on the New Territory, 8 October, 1898, from Great Britain

December 13, 1901

Extracts from the Lockhart Report on the New Territory, 8 October, 1898, from Great Britain

Treaty of Tianjin (Tien-tsin), 1858

December 13, 1901

Treaty between the United States of America and the Empire of China.

Hong Kong Governor Bonham to British Minister Lord Grey, 1849

December 13, 1901

Hong Kong Governor Bonham to British Minister Lord Grey, 1849, Regarding Chinese Participation in the Colonial Government

Treaty of Wangxia (Treaty of Wang-hsia), May 18, 1844

December 13, 1901

The first agreement between the United States of America and the Qing Empire.

U.S. Senator Albert J. Beveridge speaks on the Philippine Question, U.S. Senate, Washington, D.C., January 9, 1900

December 13, 1901

Senator Beveridge's speech on the Philippines reflects an era of American imperialism in the Pacific.

Congressional Research Service Reports

A listing of reports released by the Congressional Research Service.

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