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Interwar period efforts to extend US radio into China floundered within the face of mistaken US guidelines and techniques. located on the intersection of media reviews, expertise reviews, and US international kin, this learn frames the ill-fated radio tasks as symptomatic of an more and more bothered US-East Asian courting earlier than the Pacific warfare.
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15 Obata’s defense of Mitsui against Federal reflected China’s centrality to Japan’s foreign policy. Adding further urgency to the Mitsui situation was that Japan’s rapidly expanding electrical communications manufacturing industries demanded new export markets. As a relative latecomer to industrialization and imperialism, many Japanese leaders believed that they had to exploit Japan’s proximity to China to “catch up” to the West. Manchuria figured prominently in these calculations. A Japanese “sphere of influence” in China’s northeast, Manchuria also provided essential mineral resources such as coal and iron that fueled Japan’s expanding economy.
That arrangement greatly complicated the ability of the two companies to cooperate on the China project, with California Federal’s new leadership vehemently opposed to the continuing pursuit of that ill-fated endeavor. 63 With nothing left to lose, RCA dissociated itself from Federal and explored a settlement with Mitsui. If Federal’s fate was not already sealed, a political revolution in China certainly cemented it. In 1926, the Nationalist (or Guomindang) Party Federal Telegraph in 1920s China 39 and its army under the command of Chiang Kai-shek launched its “Northern Expedition” from their stronghold in Guangzhou.
The California Federal Company then transferred its Chinese contractual rights to the new Delaware Company. Delaware Federal retained Rennie Schwerin as president. 37 Griggs’ concerns about China proved prophetic. The Chinese government dissolved into warlord battles by the time Schwerin arrived in November 1922. ” A reputedly pro-American administration that took control in February 1923 did not briskly move the project forward as hoped. “I have practically had but three months to work in and with a cabinet that was entirely unfamiliar with the Federal contract,” Schwerin lamented in June 1923, more than half a year into his stay in China.