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Banquet to His Excellency Anson Burlingame: And His Associates of the ...
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עמוד 14 - I desire that she may have equality, that she may dispense equal privileges to all nations. If the opposite school is to prevail, if you are to use coercion against that great people, then who are to exercise the coercion, whose force are you to use, whose views are you to establish? You see the very attempt to carry out any such tyrannical policy would involve not only China, but would involve you in bloody wars with each other. There are men...
עמוד 12 - China, emerging from the mists of time, but yesterday suddenly entered your Western gates, and confronts you by its representatives here to-night.
עמוד 13 - Yet, notwithstanding this manifest progress, there are people who will tell you that China has made no progress, that her views are retrograde; and they tell you that it is the duty of the Western treaty powers to combine for the purpose of coercing China into reforms which they may desire and which she may not desire — who undertake to say that this people have no rights which you are bound to respect. In their coarse language they say, "Take her by the throat.
עמוד 16 - She finds that she must come into relations with this civilization that is pressing up around her, and feeling that, she does not wait but comes out to you and extends to you her hand. She tells you she is ready to take upon her ancient civilization the graft of your civilization. She tells you she is ready to take back her own inventions, with all their developments.
עמוד 13 - You must remember how dense is her population, and how difficult it is to introduce radical changes in such a country as that . The introduction of your own steamers threw out of employment...
עמוד 17 - Let her alone; let her have her independence; let her develop herself in her own time and in her own way. She has no hostility to you. Let her do this and she will initiate a movement which will be felt in every workshop of the civilized world.
עמוד 12 - She asks you to give to those treaties which were made under the pressure of war a generous and Christian construction. Because you have done this, because the Western nations have reversed their old doctrine of force, she responds, and, in proportion as you have expressed your...