Article 3. After abdication the Emperor shall for the present be allowed to reside in the Imperial Palace, but shall later remove to the Eho Park, retaining his bodyguards at the same strength as hitherto.
Article 4. After abdication the Emperor shall continue to perform the religious ritual at the Imperial Ancestral Temples and Mausolea, which shall be protected by guards provided by the Republic of China.
Article 5. The Mausoleum of the late Emperor not being completed, the work shall be carried out according to the original plans, and the services in connection with the removal of the remains of the late Emperor to the new Mausoleum shall be carried out as originally arranged, the expense being borne by the Republic of China.
Article 6. All the retinue of the Imperial Household shall be employed as hitherto, but no more eunuchs shall be appointed.
Article 7. After abdication all the private property of the Emperor shall be respected and protected by the Republic of China.
Article 8. The Imperial Guards will be retained without change in members or emolument, but they will be placed under the control of the Department of War of the Republic of China.
B.—Concerning the Imperial Clansmen.
Article 1. Princes, Dukes and other hereditary nobility shall retain their titles as hitherto.
Article 2. Imperial Clansmen shall enjoy public and private rights in the Republic of China on an equality with all other citizens.
Article 3. The private property of the Imperial Clansmen shall be duly protected.
Article 4. The Imperial Clansmen shall be exempt from military service.
C.—Concerning Manchus, Mongols, Mohammedans and Tibetans.
The Manchus, Mongols, Mohammedans and Tibetans having accepted the Republic, the following terms are accorded to them:—
Article 1. They shall enjoy full equality with Chinese.
Article 2. They shall enjoy the full protection of their private property.
Article 3. Princes, Dukes and other hereditary nobility shall retain their titles as hitherto.
Article 4. Impoverished Princes and Dukes shall be provided with means of livelihood.
Article 5. Provision for the livelihood of the Eight Banners, shall with all dispatch be made, but until such provision has been made the pay of the Eight Banners shall be continued as hitherto.
Article 6. Restrictions regarding trade and residence that have hitherto been binding on them are abolished, and they shall now be allowed to reside and settle in any department or district.
Article 7. Manchus, Mongols, Mohammedans and Tibetans shall enjoy complete religious freedom.
DOCUMENTS IN GROUP II
(1) The Provisional Constitution passed at Nanking in January, 1912.