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First Lady of the East Speaks to the West; Madame Chiang Kai-shek declares that "East and West have tried to be self-sufficient. Neither has succeeded. Each must acknowledge now that the other has something to teach." First Lady of the East

By MAYLING SOONG CHIANG (Madame Chiang Kai-shek)CHUNGKING [By Wireless). ();
April 19, 1942,

SINCE China was opened to the world relations between East and West may he divided into three stages. In the first the weapon of the West toward China was always force. By the pointing of a gun at her the West made her suffer humiliation after humiliation. All her port cities were opened, in an actual as well as a metaphorical sense, at the point of the bayonet. The result was what one might have expected. China resolved to have as little to do with the West as possible. She was forced to trade but she did so reluctantly and reduced social and diplomatic contacts to a minimum. Withdrawing to her own ivory pagoda, she decided to let the crude world go on its power-worshipping path. She scorned to demean herself by learning the ways of the west.

This policy was not effective. It left China behind in modern scientific and industrial development, thereby causing her to get out of step with the changing world. In the meantime the west established self-governing cities in China on their own model in violation of China's sovereign rights, but, as a face-saving gesture, shrouded them under the thin veil of foreign settlements and concessions. The West also instituted a vicious legal device known as extra-territoriality, which removed foreigners from the jurisdiction of Chinese Courts.

Nor did the West keep their hands off our material resources. The richest of our mines passed under foreign control. The foreigners administered our Customs, Salt Revenue, Railways, in fact took over management of virtually all our public utilities, while even the control of foreign exchange was vested in them. In every respect, the policy of the West seemed to be to get as much as possible from us by force and to give nothing in return that it would withhold.

The superiority complex was a cardinal point in the creed of the Western Powers in their dealings with all things Chinese and this was insisted upon in season and out. Knowledge of Chinese literature and philosophy was, however, making some progress among Western scholars. It was recognized that China had, culturally, a great contribution to make to the world. Accomplished literature of all nations translated some of the greatest works of Chinese writers and made them accessible to the Western world. This, though a move in the right direction, failed to correct the misconception which the West have formed of China and which was based their unquestioning belief in their own superiority. However much they might respect China culturally, they seem to be constitutionally unable to regard her as an equal. The development of trade made it necessary for nations to conclude political and economic agreements with each other and China was forced to be a party to many of them. It is significant, however, that in practically all these treaties, China was inferentially considered as an inferior, not as an equal. This arrogant belief in innate Western ascendancy was largely fostered by the treaty port Taipans (foreign heads of banks and other business houses) whose prejudiced knowledge of China was restricted to associations with their subservient Chinese compradors and the ignorant gossip gleaned in their club bars. Needless to say this die-hard attitude did infinite mischief to China and to her relationship with the world.

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part 1

I didn't get free access to the webpage in New York times' pay webpage, but get this from a diary of Indian journalist, D F Karaka.
DF Karacka wrote: "These were hard words, but, my God, how true they were."

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First Lady of the East Speaks to the West; Madame Chiang Kai-shek declares that "East and West have tried to be self-sufficient. Neither has succeeded. Each must acknowledge now that the other has something to teach." First Lady of the East

By MAYLING SOONG CHIANG (Madame Chiang Kai-shek)CHUNGKING  

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Many mainland Chinese know this article, but few of mainland Chinese read the whole article.

source: h ttp://220.181.111.148/s?wd=%C8%E7%CA%C7%CE%D2%B9%DB%20%CB%CE%C3%C0%C1%E4&pn=0&usm=1

In 1942-4-24, the article of Chinese Version was posted in Ta Kung Pao (Dagong Newspaper), Chongqing(Chongqing).

We can read the article of Chinese version from the following webpage:

h ttp://222.213.248.138/book/2008/1226/info_5356.html
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First Lady of the East Speaks to the West; Madame Chiang Kai-shek declares that "East and West have tried to be self-sufficient. Neither has succeeded. Each must acknowledge now that the other has something to teach." First Lady of the East

By MAYLING SOONG CHIANG (Madame Chiang Kai-shek)CHUNGKING [By Wireless). ();
April 19, 1942,


Then began the second stage. It took, however, a continent-shaking shock to compel the west to realize that China stood for something that was never dreamt of in their philosophy, and even then this realization was imperfect. When Japan forced war upon us in 1937 - Which interfered with China's foreign trade - the West became very sympathetic. China was immediately applauded, perhaps at first, rather condescendingly. But the interest, although sympathetic, was as detached as that of spectators at a a college football game, cheering from the safety of a stadium while taking no personal risks in the game themselves. It was not until later, due to the strenuous and selfless efforts of freedom-loving men and women the world over, particularly in America and in the British Commonwealth of nations, that the man in the street realized, as he watched us, that it was his battle that we were fighting; that it was on his behalf as much as our own that we were shedding our blood and grimly scarring the smiling landscape of our country to prevent our cities, villages and resources from falling into enemy hands. We were regarded by him with a kind of puzzled interest, inspired by goodwill but still uncomprehending.

What a world of difference there exists, between the fighting in Shanghai in 1937 and the defences of the so-called impregnable 'Maginot Line'! The Chinese were not allowed by the Foreign Powers to fortify the Shanghai area or even dig trenches near the city though the Japanese were permitted to use Shanghai as a naval and military base. An extra-ordinary state of things! Yet our ill-equipped army, for over three months, held their hastily improvised line against Japan's naval squadrons, vastly superior artillery and war planes, and far better armed infantry. When the history of Chinese resistance at Shanghai is written, it will be recorded that we suffered enormous losses of man-power, because our soldiers were so eager to fly at the enemy's throats that they refused to remain in their trenches. It was only in obedience to strict orders from the High Command that our men refrained from hurling themselves as human bullets against the Japanese.

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Anyone has the 3rd part?

I didn't find this article of English version in Mainland China and Taiwan websites, and any other website except the newyork times pay webpage.

The 1st and 2nd part were copied from an Indian website.

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Madam Chiang Kai Shek / Soong May Ling is not qualified to be the First Lady of China or whatever western filthy name given for her. She is very very disappointed to be born a Chinese and told the white americans elite that ONLY HER FACE IS CHINESE. According to reliable source she very much prefer to be a white westernised christian woman. She also like to be screwed by white man. Now you also can see why many mainland chinese women prefer white men.

She, her husband Chiang KS, her brother Soong, her brother inlaw Kung, has stolen billions of dollars from China government treasury and send them to US and Taiwan when the KMT lost the civil war with our great Mao revolutionary CCP party.

If you ask the rich elite in Taiwan, they will tell you secretly, Madam Soong family is one of the richest families in the world. Their wealth is more than Bill Gates and Buffet combined, may be more than 800 billion  US dollars.

The worst is many ruling elite in China driven by westernised materialistic greed have copied Madam Soong Mei Ling and her corrupted sisters ways to get rich quick. and get out of China as soon as possible before getting caught. Most hide their ill-gotten wealth like Soong family in America or Switzerland.

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During Great Leap Forward many chinese people die, because of famine caused by poor harvest, and China do not have enough money to buy food from overseas, due to the China foreign treasury stolen by the Soong, Chiang, Kung and Sun Yat Sen families. However Soong, Sun and Chiang families used the powerful propaganda of the American and western media to tell the whole world (brain wash the stupid white men) that Mao's purging of his opponents caused millions of chinese died at that turbulent times. Chinese must wake up to the fact that part of the reason those dead is caused by Soong, Sun, Kung and Chiang families combined stolen billion of Chinese government owned treasury in 1947-49 period. Mao is never to be blamed for the dead of these people during the GLF.

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