Aug 01, 2022
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On March 27, Japan sent Matsuda to bring the army and police to Ryukyu for the third time to take over the Ryukyu capital Shuri and abolish the Ryukyu Kingdom. On April 4, Okinawa Prefecture was set up, Naobin Nabeshima was the first governor of Okinawa, and Ryukyu officially perished. During this process, He Ruzhang kept protesting, even cooperating with the entire Chinese diplomatic corps in Japan to return to China, which is almost equivalent to breaking diplomatic relations. Japan was unmoved. He Ruzhang He Ruzhang｜Photo Credit: Unknown Wiki Public Domain In this whatsapp database process, "Wolf Warrior" He Ruzhang played a very bad role. It is worth pointing out that when He Ruzhang met with Terashima Zongze on September 3, 1878, Terashima asked whether it was the will of the Qing government or his personal will to raise the Ryukyu issue. He Ruzhang's answer is a personal wish. As a result, Japan has always regarded He Ruzhang as a "troublemaker" and did not want to deal with him. It can be seen that He Ruzhang's violent remarks have a great impact. In fact, as shown in the negotiations after Japan annexed Ryukyu, its bottom line is not to swallow the entire Ryukyu. In this way, before the merger, Japan's bottom line will of course be lower. If negotiation is serious at that time, it is not impossible to obtain better conditions for Ryukyu and China. In any case, He Ruzhang's "Wolf Warrior" note closed the door to negotiations. He Ruzhang's diplomatic negotiation at this time was not so much a negotiation as a debate and quarrel, which eventually led Japan to speed up the annexation of Ryukyu. In this way, in April 1879, after Japan's second Ryukyu punishment, Sino-Japanese Ryukyu negotiations entered the second stage.