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MISSIONS IN CHINA.

Mr Wong Tape, who was educated at the Otago High School, has just returned from a prolonged visit to China. He was interviewed by the " Cromwell Argus," and, in reply to a question about missionaries, remarked, bitingly:— - "They are a great factor for evil in the relations between our peoplo and foreigners. Those of our people who travel see quite clearly that the Western nations require Christianising quite as much as our people. I am," says Mr Wong Tape, " well acquainted with the lives of our lower classes, and I am quite certain they live on a higher moral plane than European people of the same class, and we want to know why you don't cure yourselves before going in for healing others. There is more vice and immorality in a large European city than in a Chinese city of an equal population. Oar faith has isufficed us. for., thousands of years. We have held it while you have changed yours several times. Besides, you Westerns have not yet decided among yourselves what it really is you believe."

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MISSIONS IN CHINA., Star, Issue 6420, 25 February 1899

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MISSIONS IN CHINA. Star, Issue 6420, 25 February 1899

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