The Break-Up of China: With an Account of Its Present Commerce, Currency, Waterways, Armies, Railways, Politics, and Future Prospects

The Break-Up of China: With an Account of Its Present Commerce, Currency, Waterways, Armies, Railways, Politics, and Future Prospects

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The Break-Up of China: With an Account of Its Present Commerce, Currency, Waterways, Armies, Railways, Politics, and Future Prospects

The Break-Up of China: With an Account of Its Present Commerce, Currency, Waterways, Armies, Railways, Politics, and Future Prospects

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I have thoroughly investigated the matters referred to me by the President of the Associated Chambers of Commerce, in his letter to me of August 1, 1898 (vide Appendix), and in furtherance of that object I have obtained a very large amount of information connected with trade in China, which I trust will be interesting to the commercial communities of Europe and America.

I have not attempted to give these rough notes of travel any literary style. There has only been time to make a plain statement of valuable facts for immediate use. My professional life has not qualified me to give anything more than what I consider to be a common-sense judgment on the finer issues of financial and commercial questions. I have tried to see the interests of the trader in China through his own eyes, and with my own I have looked for the reasons which he has given me for his statements.

I arrived at Hong Kong 30th September, 1898, and left Shanghai 9th January, 1899. During that time I visited those places in China where British . . .

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