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China (Government)

Volume 388: debated on Thursday 22 April 1943

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can give an estimate of the representative character in population and area of each of the Governments purporting to speak for the people of China?

There is no doubt that the vast majority of China's population, throughout the area of the Chinese Republic, are loyal to the National Government at Chungking, which alone can speak for the people of China. It is impossible to assess in terms of population the number of Chinese who profess allegiance to the puppet government of Nanking, nor is it possible to give any figure for the areas under the effective control of that Government, since there are within the limits of Japanese occupied territory many areas not under Japanese or Nanking control.