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South are victorious in Chinese civil war

May 5, 1922

The rebel Chinese army of Manchuria, commanded by General Chang Tso-lin, is today retreating in total disaster after being defeated by the rival army of General Wu Peifu. Fierce fighting, in which the rebel forces suffered 7000 casualties, has left General Wu victorious and firmly in control of Peking. His success in the battle for the capital virtually ends the civil war between north and south China.

It broke out almost a year ago when the Kwangsi party took up arms against the nominal election in Canton of Sun Yat-sen as President of China. For a time China has had two Presidents. Sun Yat-sen still rules the south.

The Peking Government has recognized General Wu so in turn he is expected to support President Hsu Shih-chang to the end of his term of office. A constitutional convention is planned to unite the north and south.

Article from "Chronicle of the 20th Century" ISBN 1 872031 80 3

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