National Geographic : 1900 Jul
o 0 EASTERN SA ° 0 (rfl t- .) s7. C) S0 Sale Pho aooo zoo aoo aoo son 1an PHILIPPI SLANDS OUTLINE MAP OF THE FAR EAST Port Arthur and Ta-lien-wan were leased to Russia March 27, 1898, for 25 years, but the duration of the lease may be extended by mutual consent. Wei-hai-wei was leased to Great Britain July 1, 1898, for as long a period as Russia shall remain in possession of Port Arthur. Kiau-chau was leased to Germany January, 1898, for 99 years. Hongkong was ceded to Great Britain in 1841, a further concession on the mainland being made in 1861, and a lease for 99 years of an additional 200 square miles being granted in July, 1898. Kwang-chau-wan was leased to France in April, 1898. The recent exclusive concession by Korea of a site for a coal depot and a naval hospital at Masampho has given Russia control of the finest harbor in southern Korea.