Jones, a prominent Welsh journalist and former Private Secretary for
Foreign Affairs to Lloyd George, was murdered in Inner Mongolia on the
eve of his 30th birthday in 1935.
luck! There are great events here. I am witnessing the
changeover of a big district from China to Manchukuo [Manchuguo] …
There are two roads to Kalgan to where we go back; over one 200 Japanese
lorries have travelled; the other is infested by bandits.”
were the final words that Gareth Jones wrote in his diary before he was
is no doubt that Gareth was in deep waters, for the swirl of Far Eastern
politics is more ruthless and treacherous than anything conceivable in
the West, more a mixture of petty interests of money and 'face' with the
enormous clash of national interests. They knew what he had
discovered in Russia and they knew what he had found out in the East.”
Mr R. Barrett of The Hong Kong Critic.
Jones - A Manchukuo Incident is a thoroughly researched
investigation into Gareth's untimely death by the hands of Chinese
bandits which has remained a mystery until the present day. The
author's investigation is widely interspersed with Gareth's thrilling
account of his intrepid journey in the Far East and provides the reader
with a valuable insight into the opinions of prominent people that he
met in the early 1930s.
Jones - A Manchukuo Incident gives a very credible answer into the
political intrigue surrounding his murder.