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PARCEL POST CONVENTION—CHINA. 1665 Parcel post convention between the United States and Oh/ina S' d M¤Y2° 1916 at Peking May 29, 1916, at Washington Jul 11, 1916; ia ubxeed 1u1y11’101a by U/tina June 9, 1916, by the President July ?i2, 1916*. PPT PARCEL POST CONVENTION BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND CHINA. lior the purpose of making better postal arrangements between the c,}?¤¤>¤¤ wet with United States of America and China, the undersigned, Albert Sidney 1>u?»imb1¤. Burleson Postmaster.General of the United States of America., and Chow Wan 1*31% and H. Picard-Destelan Director General and Associate Director eneral, respectively of the Postal Administration of China, by virtue of authority vested in them, have a eed upon the following articles for the establishment of a Parcel Post system of exchanges between the United States and China. ARTICLE I. The provisions of this Convention relate only to arcels of mail B°°P°°'¤¤¤*¤=¤¤¤· matter to be exchanged by the system herein providied for, and do not affect the arrangements now existing under the Universal Postal, · Union Convention, which will continue as heretofore; and all the ments hereinafter contained apply exclusively to mails ex- .

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ARTICLE II. 1. There shall be admitted to the mails exchanged under this Cen- mylwlgs ¤<1¤¤¤¢¢•<1 to vention articles of merchandise and_mail matter——except letters, post ` cards, and written matter-of all kinds that are admitted under any conditions to the domestic mails of the country of origin and of destination, except that no packet may excccd eleven pounds (or five kilo- R·¢1¤1¤•¤¤¤¤- grams) in weight, nor the following dimensions: Greatest length in any direction, three feet six inches; greatest length and girth combined, six feet; or, in the case of parcels for or from non-steamserved places in China, 25 cubic decimetres (1 cubic foot) in volume; and must be so wrapped or enclosed as to permit their contents to be easily examined by postmasters and customs officers; and except that the following articles are prohibited admission to the mails exchan ed under this Convention: _ Articles which violate the internal laws' and regulations of the ‘““°'°“ *"°’“'°“°°· country concerned, publications which violate the copyright laws of the country of destination; Eoisons, and explosive or inflammable substances; fatty substances, `quids, and t_ ose which easily liquefy; confections and pastes; live or dead animals, except dead insects and re tiles when thoroughly dried; fruits and vegetables which easily diecompose, and substances which exhale a. bad odor; lottery tickets, lotter advertisements, or lottery circulars; all obscene or immoral articlbs; articles which mailin any way damage or destroy the mails, or injure the persons han `ng them. Fwd 2. All admissible articles of merchandise mailed in one country spsa:¤¤?ii¤.h°° M for the other, or received in one country from the other, shall be free from any detention or inspection w atever, except such as is required for collection of customs duties; and shall e forwarded