SDHF Newsletter No.91J大東亜会議70周年記念シリーズ6


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平静27年3月4日 「史実を世界に発信する会」茂木弘道

70th Conference Series 6)
Address of Chang Ching-hui,
Prime Minister of the Empire of Manchuria,
Given at The Greater East Asian Conference held on November 5, 1943
Following Wang Ching-wei’s address, presented previously, we present Chang Chin-hui’s address.
On September 18, 1931, the Mukuden Incident broke out in Shenyang, Manchuria. The Zhang Xueliang army, 300,000 strong, was quickly broken down by the 15,000 strong Kwantong Army, warlord leaders in each area thereafter declared independence, one after another. The Japanese Kwantong Army unified these independent local leaders and established Manchuquo only in 5 months.
The Kwantong army took to strong leadership in running Manchuquo, but it was greatly welcomed by the Manchurian people, because Manchuquo then realized the miracle of unprecedented national advancement.
Chang Ching-hui was the leader of independent Harpin, and became Prime Minister of Manchuquo. He said in his address;

It was the militaristic clique of Zhang Xueliang that practically assumed control of the district of Manchuria, cruelly squeezing the people. …Japan decisively launched a counterattack until, at last, the Zhang government broke down. As a result, it was no wonder that thirty million people got together to give support to the new country of morality and autonomy. …Now I give some figures. The scale of national finances was, at the time of the foundation of the country, two hundred seventy million or so yen. It has rapidly expanded by sixteen times in ten years. It now exceeded four billion and four hundred and fifty million. …The number of elementary school students increased from half million to two and a half million.

Is this really the puppet state that the People’s Republic of China denounces as such? Before deciding on Manchuquo, you are strongly recommended to read Chang Ching-hui’s address yourself.
For your reference, the series of 5 address is;
Mr. Surya Bose (grandson of the brother of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose)
Mr. Kase Hideaki: The Greater East Asia Conference Paved the Way to Universal Human Equality
Mr. Henry Stokes: Japan was the Light of Hope in Asia
Mr. Watanabe (Professor Emeritus at Sophia University): Greater East Asian
Conference which I remember
Wang Chin-wei’s Address

Questions are welcome.

MOTEKI Hiromichi, Secretary General
for KASE Hideaki, Chairman
Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact