PARIS, April 11. Liang-C'hi Chao, formerly Minister of. Justice, sets forth the Chinese case for the Peace Conference. He says :In the ruins of defeated Teutonic Powers, we have the vindication of oppressed peoples. China demands that Tsingt'au and Kaio-Chau, with the railways and mines,, should oe directly returned to her by Germany. Japan's only argument is. that, having wrested Tsingtau from Germany, she is entitled to compensation. The. Chinese believe the. agreement between China and Japan, in 1915, was concluded under a threat of war. Besides,, the situation was changed by China's entrance Into the war, therefore, as a belligerent, Germany's claims to Shantung ho longer exist, and the foundation of. the Japanese treaty has been destroyed.
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CHINA'S APPEAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9586, 14 April 1919
CHINA'S APPEAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9586, 14 April 1919
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