Wang Zihui

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Wang Zihui

Wang Zihui (Chinese: 王子惠; pinyin: Wáng Zǐhuì; Wade–Giles: Wang Tsu-hui) (born 1892[1]) was a politician, military personnel and journalist in the Republic of China. He was an important person during the Reformed Government of the Republic of China. He was born in Xiamen.[1]

Biography[edit]

Wang Zihui went to Japan where he graduated the Department of Law, Waseda University. Later he returned to China, he became a journalist. After that he successively held the positions Chief of the Office to Shanghai for the 2nd Army of Guominjun, Vice-Commander and Chief of the Political Bureau of the 20th Army of National Revolutionary Army, General Councilor of the National Government and a member of the China-Japan Economical Society.[1]

In March 1938 Liang Hongzhi established the Reformed Government of the Republic of China, Wang Zihui also participated in it. He was appointed Minister for Business, but in next June he suddenly resigned his post. Wang had already contacted to H. H. Kung, Wang's resign was also suggested by Kung.[2]

Later Wang Zihui worked for peace between China and Japan, in all likelihood H. H. Kung ordered to him to do so. According to Kung's close adviser Jia Cunde(賈存德)'s memories, Wang had been good terms with General Shunroku Hata. And from April 1940 he contacted with Lieutenant General Seishirō Itagaki.[2] But his work was not so clearly, and in all likelihood got no fruit.

In 1949 Wang Zihui went to Japan as the representative of the Republic of China. But in next spring he retired from political circles and lived in Japan. On October 31, 1957, on charges of swindling, he was arrested by Japanese authorities. At the time, he made the lie that he was the Chiang Kai-shek's personal envoy.[3]

After this incident, the whereabouts of Wang Zihui were unknown.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Tokyo Asahi Shimbun, March 29, 1938, evening edition, p.1.
  2. ^ a b Jia Cunde (1980).
  3. ^ Yomiuri Shimbun (Tokyo), October 31, 1957, evening edition, p.5 and November 1, 1957, evening edition, p. 5. On that time, the Chinese (ROC) Embassy in Japan denied he was Chiang's personal envoy, while confirmed he came to Japan as the representative of the Republic of China.

Footnotes[edit]

  • Jia Cunde (賈存德) (1980). A Piece of Memory about the Connection between H. H. Kung and Japanese Bandit (孔祥熙與日寇勾結活動的片斷). Chinese Literature&History Press (Zhongguo Wenshi Chubanshe; 中国文史出版社).  from the Special Edition of Literary & Historical Materials Vol.29 (文史资料选辑 第29辑)