J. O. P. Bland

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Everything possible should be done to bring about more cordial relations between the United States and Japan. Goodwill is not likely to come into play so long as a powerful section of the Press in both countries panders to the Jingo element by fomenting jealous suspicions and exciting popular passion. Neither America nor Japan wants war, … but in both countries there are elements at work whose active propaganda tends to produce increasing irritation, and to create in the public mind a belief that sooner or later war is inevitable. Expansionism, Colonialism & Imperialism
Here you have in a nutshell the explanation, if not the justification, of all Japan's diplomatic and economic activities in the Far East; …. of her claims to "special interests" in the undeveloped regions of Manchuria, Mongolia, and possibly Siberia. Japan, to put it plainly, is overcrowded and must overflow, just as Great Britain and other congested countries of Europe have overflowed, but there is no New World open to her surplus millions. Her expansion must proceed along the line of least resistance, that is to say, into China's loosely held and thinly populated dependencies of the Asiatic continent. Manchuria and Mongolia are thus inevitably destined to follow Korea Expansionism, Colonialism & Imperialism
No white race dares to expose itself to the free competition of Asiatic labor. Business, Commerce & Finance
Nothing had done more to prevent the restoration of political equilibrium of law and order, under a strong central authority, than the ascendancy in public affairs of the student class, and particularly that undisciplined section of it which combines crude ideas of Republicanism with a smattering of Western science. Management & Managing Government
One thing, and one thing only, prevents the establishment of a stable Central Government at Peking, and this is the insatiable greed of money which possesses every Chinese who attains to public office. Corruption
The army, uncontrolled and uncontrollable, has already repudiated Young China; the horde of hungry politicians remains absorbed in futile arguments and sordid intrigues; the Government is without prestige, policy or power; three parties in the State, alike and pelf; the Cabinet is distracted by the advice of amateur politicians at the capital and the threats and protests of the provinces. Rebellion, Revolution, Insurgency & Resistance
While the politicians fight for place and power, what of the destinies of the common people, in whose name and for whose alleged benefit the contending factions appeal to the world at large? Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
You need not go far in any direction to find conclusive proof that, whether it be at farming, manual labor, trade or industrial work, the Chinese are vastly superior to the Japanese, just as they are to every other race; that is to say, they can produce better work and at a lower cost. Slowly but surely, in every place where the Chinese enjoy equal opportunities, the wealth of that place becomes theirs, as Hong Kong and the Malay States can testify. Work, Workers & The Labor Force

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