Wang Jingwei’s granddaughter Cindy Ho said, “Each year around this time in March, I think about Wang Jingwei and Zeng Zhongming.”
In the middle of the night of March 20, 1939 the attempted assassination of Wang Jingwei took place in Hanoi. Zeng Zhongming was critically injured and died from his wounds the following day. On March 27, the heartbroken Wang Jingwei published an essay, “One Example,” (the full text was translated by T'ang Leang-li, please see p. 67 in “The People’s Tribune: A fortnightly review of China and the Far East”, Shanghai: China United Press, 1939) which includes the following:
[A]s long as I have even one breath of life in me, I must exert all effort to realize our policy — not only for the sake of comforting my friend who will never leave my mind, but, and even more so, for the sake of the the nation whose existence depends on the realization of that policy.WANG JINGWEI
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