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United States Department of State / Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United States, 1922
(1922)

China,   pp. 681-973 PDF (100.2 MB)


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CHINA
CIVIL WAR IN NORTHERN CHINA AND THE RESTORATION OF LI
YUAN-HUNG TO THE PRESIDENCY
893.00/4185: Telegram
The Minister in, China (Scliurman) to the Secretary of State
PEKING, January 9, 1922-7 p.m.
[Received January 9-2:57 p.m.]
11. New Cabinet reported in my telegram number 4, January 3,
10 p.m.' as without popular enthusiasm, encountering fierce opposi-
tion from Wu Pei-fu ,2 hostile from the beginning and now exacer-
bated by the Government's pardoning his Anfuite enemies. Wu in
two circular telegrams appeals on popular issue of Shantung to
Chinese people North and South to condemn Liang Shih-yi3 for his
subservience to Japan in willingness, so Wu charges, to accept Jap-
anese loan for redemption railway and having wired instructions
to Chinese delegates Washington to avert this, Wu declares, of all
evils, selling one's country is greatest, and concludes telegram with
appeal that Chinese people should rise up and drive away their
enemy and further wire to their Washington delegates urging them
to stick to their original decision of restoring railway to Chinese
control without any connection with the Japanese.4
Rumors that Wu is recalling troops from Hupeh.
SCHURMAN
893.00/4191: Telegram
The AMinister in China (Schurman) to the Secretary of State
PEKING, January 15, 1922-9 P.n.
[Received 11: 15 p.m.]
15. My telegram number 11, January 9, 7 p.m., and 429, Decem-
ber 3, 5 p. m.5 Wu Pei-fu continues attacks on Liang Shih-yi. In
Post, p. 761.
2 Inspector-General of Hupeh and Hunan.
3Appointed Premier Dec. 14, 1921.
'For Shantung negotiations, see pp. 934 ff.
'Foreign Relations, 1921, vol. I, p. 315.
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