wai wu pu

Wai Wu Pu

Wai Wu Pu\ [Chinese wai foreign + wu affairs + pu office.] The Department of Foreign Affairs in the Chinese government.

The Tsung-li Yamen, or Foreign Office, created by a decree of January 19, 1861, was in July, 1902, superseded by the formation of a new Foreign Office called the Wai Wu Pu, . . . with precedence before all other boards. --J. Scott Keltie.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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