本文即是從中日双方基本史料仔細研究小田切，劉坤一會談之經緯，這一段歷史以往並沒有人進行研究，而此一歷史性的會談，事實上決定了日本的外交路線，日本因此放棄了［日俄協商］而選擇與英國締結［日英同盟］，也醞釀了日後日俄戰爭的爆發。 In the early February 1901，Odagiri Masunosuke（小田切万寿之助），the Acting Consul General dispatched by Japan government in Shanghai（上海），according to the instructions from Katou Takaaki（加藤高明），the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Komura Juutarou（小村寿太郎），the peace-talking plenipotentiary，went to meet with the Governor-General of Liang-Chiang （兩江），Liu Kun Yi（劉坤一）.Odagiri handed over Sino-Russia Secret Treaty （中俄密約）to Liu and mentioned this Secret Treaty signed by Beijing government and Russia would damage the national interest of China seriously. He advised Liu to set up a plan for pushing the Grand Council（軍機處）in Sian（西安）to abolish this treaty. As a result，Liu accepted his suggestion and immediately telegraphed the message to several key persons including Chang Chi Dong（張之洞），the Governor-General of Hukuang（湖廣）、Yang Ru（楊儒），the minister dispatched by Chin Dynasty to Russia, and Rong Lu（榮祿），the Grand Council（軍機處）in Sian（西安）.Liu urged in his telegram ：if the Secret Treaty were signed by China and Russia，China would inevitably face her misery destiny of being occupied by the world powers and lost her military and self-interest power in the meantime. Under the effort of Odagiri and Liu Kun Yi，the Secret Treaty was finally abolished.
This essay，based on the primary historical materials from both sides of China and Japan，carefully studied the whole process negotiated between Odagiri and Liu Kun Yi. The history of this section was scarcely studied before；while it in fact has determined the routes of Japan’s foreign policy. Japan, therefore gave up the Russo- Japanese Treaties and took another alternative by signing the Anglo-Japanese Alliance. And then，this consequence brewed the eruption of Russo- Japanese War thereafter.