London (Jul. 10)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
An opportunity to build a Jewish national home in China to supplement the one in Palestine was offered by the Minister of the Interior at Peking, a despatch from Peking to the London Daily Express states today.
The offer was made as a result of a misunderstanding by the Chinese authorities of the application of a Zionist delegate who arrived in Peking and requested permission to collect funds for Palestine.
The Minister of the Interior at Peking thought the Zionist wanted to purchase land in China for the purpose of settling Jews there and promised a special treaty if the Zionists would indicate the site for the proposed homeland and the approximate area required.
The Director of Lands had already proceeded with drafting an agreement, when, through the British Minister at Pekin, the delegate managed to explain he only required permission to raise funds among Jews in China for the Palestine upbuilding work. This permission was granted.