The Foreign Trade of China Volume . 87

The Foreign Trade of China Volume . 87

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...saw that in withdrawing from the participation in the Six Power Loan the Wilson Administration had abandoned the American championship of the open-door policy and the independence and integrity of China. At any rate the vigilant islanders knew that the United States would do nothing more than protest and would be most reluctant to employ force in the interest of the principle of equal rights of all nations in China.1 So on January 18, 1915, in the absence of all rivals, Japan made the now infamous twentyone demands2 on China, with a view to subjugating the young Republic8 The series was arranged in five groups: 1 With a view to deterring an American protest a Japanese battle fleet was stationed at Turtle Bay, on the coast of Lower California, throughout the entire course of the negotiations at Peking. Cf. Millard, op. cit., pp. 278-279. The Chino-Japanese Negotiations (Chinese Official Statement with Documents and Treaties with Annexures), Peking, 1915, pp. 19-22. For an interesting and instructive account of the origin of the Japanese demands cf. B. L. Putnam Weale, The Fight for the Republic in China (N. Y., 1917), ch. vii. The monstrous purpose of the demands is further revealed in the instructions of Baron Kato, the then astute Foreign Minister of Japan, to Mr. Eki Hioki, the Japanese Minister at Peking, dated December 3. l9M: "In order to provide for the readjustment of affairs consequent on the Japan-German war and for the purpose of ensuring a lasting peace in the Far East by strengthening the position of the Empire, the Imperial Government have resolved to approach the Chinese Government with a view to conclude treaties and agreements mainly along the lines laid down in the first four Groups of the appended more

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  • Paperback | 146 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 272g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236961161
  • 9781236961167