The Rationale of the China Question; Comprising an Inquiry Into the Repressive Policy of the Imperial Government, with Considerations of the Duties of the Three Treaty Powers, England, France & America, in Regard to It and a Glance at the

The Rationale of the China Question; Comprising an Inquiry Into the Repressive Policy of the Imperial Government, with Considerations of the Duties of the Three Treaty Powers, England, France & America, in Regard to It and a Glance at the

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...of H. E. "Hwantf X'lantunp, Governor of this Province. "To-morrow he will deliver over the seals of "his office to Ke-Ying. The cause of this, as we "understand it, does not argue much against "the man--though it does against the policy he "has he. n forenv in -nip-rting. Very soi.n "foreign Government will find it necessary to be "their own reporters at the Court of Peking. "There is already, we believe, a policy working "atConrt and in the provinces, fixed and deter-. "mined, to put things bank where they were pre-'."' "vionsly to the W-r. True it is concealed as 'nnirh as possible, but it is spreading like leaven "of iniquity." 'And in March the same Editor wrote as follows: --" As things are in Canton, with thousands of the basest sort, poor, idle and half-famished, congregated in and about the city, a very little matter may easily lead to the moat fearful consequt nres. This was twice exemplified last year, once in the demolition of the Prefect's office, and again in the attack on the foreign factories in July: Fond as the Chinese naturally are of quiet and order, these cannot he enjoyed here without great watchfulness on the part of both the native and the foreign authorities. While we continue to urge the constant exercise of circumspection and forbearance on the partof the residents, we feel that the time hascome when Governmental authority should interpose with a strong hand and secure to foreigners their rights--safety J'ram insult and injury, jreedirm ami liberty in txereis.; with healthy and convenient residences--rights' provided' by all the late treaties. "Twelve hundred Chinese criminals arc said to have been beheaded in Canton during...show more

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  • 9781236614551