NOTE: I am posting Chinese treaties dating back to 1689.
Taken from the Donghua Record of the Guangxu Reign: the second month of the twentieth year of the Guangxu Reign [March, 1894]; section pg. 38-40 (book pg.3342-3344)
Convention Regulating Chinese Immigration (also called the Gresham-Yang Treaty 1894). Because Google Books has its full official text, I provided the link to the text, rather than typing out the full text (that's pg.9-11 in the original book, "NUMBER 1894/2 March 17, 1894").
The Chinese ambassador to the United States of American Yang Ru (Yang Yu) and the Secretary of State Walter Q. Gresham have concluded the six articles of the treaty regarding Chinese laborers.
The treaty reads as follows.
In the above official English version of the treaty, the second paragraph of the treaty reads:
"And whereas the Government of China, in view of the antagonism and much deprecated and serious disorders to which the presence of China laborers has given rise in certain parts of the United States, desires to prohibit. "
The Chinese version, as recorded in the Donghua Record of the Guangxu Reign, says more plainly:
"And whereas the Government of China, in view of the hardships and maltreatment that many Chinese laborers suffer in the United States, fearing the damage to the diplomatic relationship, desires to prohibit."
1903 Treaty between the United States and China for the extension of the commercial relations between them included this sentence,
"The English and Chinese texts of the present Treaty and its three annexes have been carefully compared: but, in the event of there being
any difference of meaning between them, the sense as expressed in the English text shall be held to be the correct one."