We are having problems sending double byte characters (Chinese) in an XML string via MQ to Websphere Message Broker. We have been advised to use CCSID 1208 as that is a Unicode character set. The XML string has 'encoding = "UTF-8"' set and we have also set mqmd.mdcsi = 1208 in the RPG program. The XML is failing to parse when it gets to the message broker. The MQ channel is set to not convert. Could anyone advise how to set the encoding to allow Chinese (or any other DBCS characters) to be processed in message broker.