In the upside down history authored by Chiang Kai-shek, 
Sun Yat-sen and America, there exist many negative 
terms that the present generation habitually referred to 
without questioning their authenticities.  Let's 
question them now.
Top on the list is the term "commie bandit", which have 
more than self-corrected itself to mean "liberators of 
the people".  
But other terms, such as "Han traitor" , "pseudo" and 
"little ghost", are not so lucky.  Collectively, they refer 
to anything that was anti-Chiang Kai-shek.
For instance, if we were still under Chiang's reign, after I 
gave this speech and you listened to it, all of us would 
become "Han traitors".  
Taiwan government, even today, probably still thinks of 
China as a "pseudo government".  And the Japanese in 
most historical war dramas are "little Japanese ghosts".
And the term "Han traitor" was especially misused, 
because Chiang Kai-shek used the term early on to 
accuse any of his generals whenever he appeared to be 
not hating Mao Zedong enough.
Our very own Wang Jing-wei was the undisputed top 
Han traitor.  But character-wise, he was also the 
political figure of the highest integrity in his time.  "A 
lotus flower in a muddy pond" described the scene 
Chiang has filled our heads with so much murky mud 
that made us see the lotus flower as something dirty.
Wang was brought up a patriot and poet.  His motto 
was: "If nobody wants to sacrifice, let me do it."  So he 
started his young life with a bang.   
Answering to the call of revolution, he participated in 
the bombing of a royal carriage and was apprehended. 
Before being beheaded, he wrote:" 'Tis great to have 
led the knife upon my neck, so I can worthily sacrifice 
my youthful head" for my country and people.
The presiding judge over this close-shut case of a head 
chopping for treason was so impressed with his poem 
and eloquent composure decided to let him go. 
And his integrity only strengthened his belief in his 
motto and finally got him into much deeper trouble.
He became the guiding spirit of the upcoming 
misguided revolution. He wrote what Sun Yat-sen 
One most memorable piece of document that Sun, 
unfortunately, was not able to speak, but all Chinese 
hear it loud and clear, and would never forget,was, 
Sun's will.  China, thus, became very flaky.
When Chiang cut in line in front of Wang as the new 
leader of China, bullets, not words, ruled.  
As an insurance measure, Chiang allocated more than a 
bunch of bullets via a submachine gun to Wang, but 
only got Wang's right-hand man.  And at the end, 
because Wang was made out to be a traitor by Chiang, 
Chiang was clean.
The assassination occurred in 1938 in the aftermath of 
the alleged Nanking Massacre and horror of Yellow 
River's man-made flood.  Wang was in a secret 
assignment by Chiang to negotiate a peace agreement 
with the Japanese.
The meteoric rise in death toll of innocent civilians 
made it urgent for Wang to apply his motto: "If nobody 
would risk his reputation to be a traitor, I will" in order 
to save the Chinese people from the Japanese by way of 
What's that they say about "nice guys always finish 
last?"  But our nice and upright guy here was lucky and 
did the right-on thing.
However, he was not saving the people from the 
Japanese, but from Chiang Kai-shek!
Why, Chiang even borrowed the Japanese's bloody 
hands to kill more Chinese or as an excuse for killing 
Besides crediting the Japanese for the Nanking 
Massacre and Yellow River Flood, Chiang use the same 
decoy tactics in the Changsha Fire and Chongking Bomb 
Shelter Disaster.  
In Changsha, Chiang filled fire trucks with gasoline to 
help putting out the fire.  This time, unlike Nanking, 
the Japanese were repelled, even though the whole city 
was burnt down.
In Chongking, Chiang once prayed for the bombing 
Japanese enemy up above, in the comfort of his living 
rooms, according to a visiting Canadian Minister who 
witnessed this and praised Chiang for this act of 
generosity by a true Christian.
But also in Chongking, a massive tragedy occurred 
outside, when the bombs hit the entrance of an 
over-crowded bomb shelter.
Anyway, according to an oversea Chinese, who later 
became the principal of the Xiamen University, in his 
visit to Chongking, Chiang's men were living it up with 
luxurious life style, even enjoying plenty of Japanese 
imports, which were banned in  China, while the rest 
of the city had to face frequent bombings.  And 
curiously, the hillsides were covered with pink and 
white opium poppies.
In his haste to save lives, Wang Jing-wei probably never 
tried to second-guess Chiang and buried his head in the 
peace negotiation with the Japanese.  Let's see what 
kind of peace agreement he finally obtained.
He actually was able to get a good deal, as many in 
Japan, in actuality, were appalled that the Japanese 
army had invaded the Chinese mainland and sought an 
He negotiated the peace terms with the Japanese Prime 
Minister Prince Fumimaro Konoe, which included "no 
land annexation, no compensation, troops out of China 
in two years".  The final terms were pronounced in his 
public telegram from Hanoi on December 29th 1938. 
The Japanese also trusted Wang as a man of integrity to 
let him have his own army, government and even 
intelligence service.
But still, one crime nagged him on.  That's his 
collaboration was allowing Japan to mobilize Chinese 
resources-including fighting forces-to take more 
Chinese lives.
But that's a crime only from the Western perspective.  
From our Asian perspective, what he did was heroic, 
since he was helping Japan to liberate Asia.
So the China's no. 1 traitor, Wang Jing-wei, in 
collaboration with Japan, had stopped America from 
encroaching into China Mainland, just as the Boxers 
before him stopped the 8-Nation Coalition from cutting 
up China.  
In the Boxer's case it was only after Qing's top diplomat, 
also an accused traitor, Li Hong-zhang, threatened the 
Western aggressors that he and all the Chinese people 
would turn into Boxers if they didn't stop the 
So today, to scare America's military out of Asia Pacific, 
shouldn't all we Chinese also volunteer ourselves, like 
Wang and Li, as traitors?
To be a "Han traitor" is better than to be an "Asian 
traitor" any day!
"HanTraitors" and "Commie Bandits" have been the 
greatest contributors to the salvations of China and Asia 
from the Westerners. In the future, whoever calls you a 
"Han Traitor" or "Commie Bandit", you call him back 
"Asian Traitor." 
Everyone should know that "Han Traitor" is the name 
that Chiang Kai-shek used to scold any Chinese who 
sympathize with the "Commie Bandits", not as much 
the Chinese who collaborated with Chiang's own 
beloved Japan. The "Commie Bandits" first made 
popular by Song Meiling in the US Congress to sell out 
China.  Later, North Korea and Vietnam also suffered 
genocidal aggressions by America because they were 
countries of "Commie Bandits". 
Asia must exonerate Wang Jing-wei and Japan in order 
to wipe out the negative impact of Chiang's and 
America's upside down history out of our minds.