" It is the Tuchuns who are supporting the traffic [opium], and that is one more reason why the Tuchuns must go, and shall go! " So said Li Yuan-Hung, President of China. If there is any sincerity, determination, and unselfishness behind these altruistic words, then there is hope for the future.
The Tuchuns are military governors, ruling over the various provinces, and collecting taxes with which they keep up large armies. There are also Great Tuchuns?the War Lords? who control groups...