Chinese Railroad Proposal

The Taft administration had gone to considerable trouble to involve Wall Street in a railroad development scheme in China — a clear cut example of "Dollar Diplomacy" at work.

However, shortly after assuming the presidency in March 1913, Woodrow Wilson withdrew government backing for the project, citing his belief that carrying out the development would compromise Chinese sovereignty. The deal collapsed immediately.

In this instance, Wilson acted in accord with his oft-expressed opposition to government intervention abroad as a means of advancing private American investments.


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THE CHINESE RAILROAD MEN
128-140.] THE CHINESE RAILROAD MEN Men of China (the Chinese railroad foreman said) were skilled at work like the big job. . . . Their ancestors had built fortresses in the Yangtze gorges, carved and laid the stones for the Great Wall [of China ...
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Chinese in California - Chinese as Railroad Builders
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East Meets West - Chinese-Americans and the Transcontinental Railroad
This prejudice came to a crescendo in the form of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, which suspended immigration for ten years. Over the next decade it was passed again and eventually the Act was renewed indefinitely in 1902, thus suspending ...
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