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Mayor of Canton

Far East Contents

Interview by Gareth Jones
 on June 7th 1935

Our Policy is one of great firmness against the Japanese.  We are emphatic on that.  We will not yield to the Japanese. 

In the trouble of 1931 we asked the Japanese to live in the concession in Shameen.  Since then they have asked that they should reside in the city.  We have refused. 

The Japanese authorities have asked me to mitigate the effects of the boycott.  I have replied: “That is a matter for the masses over which I have no control.  If they choose not to buy Japanese goods then I cannot force them to do so.” 

We have a cement monopoly here, but the Japanese sent a large quantity of cement to Seratow.  Because this is against the monopoly we confiscated the cement. 

Major Doihara’s visit was fruitless.  As soon as I met him I asked him how could he expect friendship when Manchuria is still in foreign hands. 

One reason we are against Chiang Kai-shek is that his foreign policy is weak.  We regard Japan’s advance as a result of Chiang Kai-shek’s weakness.  He should have made defence in North China instead of retreating mildly.  The Japanese have taken advantage of his weakness.


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