CHINA: Strike, Riots

At Tsingtao,China, which was seized by Germany in 1897 because of the murder of two German missionaries,† Chinese and other workers in Japanese spinning companies began a serious strike, occupied the factories. Fighting occurred, many fatalities were reported.

The Chinese police force at Tsingtao was insufficient. Police troops from Tsinan were sent for. To be on the safe side, Japan ordered a warship to proceed from Port Arthur to the scene of the disturbance.

† The next year, China leased Kiaochau (in which Tsingtao is situate), with a sphere of influence extending inland for a radius of 30 miles,...

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