Source 5: The Eight Demands

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Title

Source 5: The Eight Demands

Subject

The eight conditions elaborated by Zhang Xueliang to secure the release of Chiang Kai-Shek.

Description

• Establish a coalition government that would contain both Nationalist and Communist members
• Halt all fighting between Nationalist and Communist forces
• Release all politicians being kept captive in Shanghai
• Release all political prisoners
• Allow anti-Japanese demonstrations
• Guarantee political freedom to all Chinese citizens
• Govern China according to the will of Dr. Sun Yatsen
• Immediately gather leaders of both parties to discuss ways to deal with Japanese aggression

Creator

World War Two Database, Peter Chen.

Date

1936

Format

text

Citation

World War Two Database, Peter Chen. , “Source 5: The Eight Demands,” Chinese History for Teachers, accessed October 7, 2022, https://chinesehistoryforteachers.omeka.net/items/show/7.

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