January 19, 1897, Chu Chengbo suggested to ask the leading governors to promote machinery silk factories so as to improve the domestic products to compete with imported silk goods. Silk used to be the major goods the rest of the world desired from China. However, along with the invention of new styled silk reeling, Chinese industry suffered serious threatening. This memorial aimed at enhance China's competence. This is an important issue in modern economic history, for details you may refer to our research finding: Chen Tsu-yu, The Silk Industry of Modern China, 1860-1945.
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